Now that the new year has begun (happy new year by the way!) many people will begin their fitness resolutions by figuring out a way to exercise again. When I found myself in that same position years ago, I started working out again using a treadmill. I didn’t spend a fortune on one. You can find a good cheap treadmill in your local paper, Penny Saver, Craigslist, garage sales, etc. Fortunately, not only is it a good cardio machine, it is probably also one of the least used after people purchase them so they end up selling them just to make space.
That makes it a bargain for you because you can find good deals on a cheap treadmill instead of buying them brand new at a sporting goods store. I no longer have a treadmill anymore because I eventually joined a gym and used their machines. However, I still feel having one is a benefit if you want to get back into fitness.
Benefits of Owning a Treadmill
Convenience – You can jump on any time of day and get a workout. Put on your headphones or position one in front of a television and you can walk or run for 45 minutes without even noticing the time pass.
Walking is good – You don’t have to necessarily use a treadmill to run on. Walking is a very good way to get exercise in. It’s low impact and it’s a natural movement. You can walk fast or slow by setting the pace on the machine.
Low risk of injury – If you walk at your own pace, there is a very low risk of actually injuring yourself while you’re exercising.
Saves time and is efficient – You can walk for 30 minutes or try an interval workout (walking/sprinting) and get a great cardio workout in a small amount of time.
Having a treadmill got me back into fitness. First I started out using it at home but then I wanted to use more equipment so I joined a gym. From there I made exercise a part of my routine. Even though I no longer own one, I wouldn’t mind finding another cheap treadmill to have it as a convenient option at home.