What You Need and What You Don’t in a Home Treadmill
Prices and features vary greatly with this popular home exercise equipment, but a top-of-the-line model isnít necessary to get a good workout.
As the weather gets cooler and winterís single-digit temperatures await, you may be already thinking about bringing your daily walking routine indoors. Or you might already belong to a health club with rows of treadmills and be wondering if it might be easier if you could just get the same heart-healthy workout at home. ďA home treadmill is a great alternative to outdoor exercise in bad weather, and itís just very convenient,Ē says Mike Crawford, manager of Cleveland Clinicís Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. He adds that for people who have never owned home exercise equipment, but walk outdoors regularly, a treadmill is an obvious first choice. ďYouíre already familiar with walking, so this is a natural piece of exercise equipment,Ē he says.