Treadmills provide versatile, indoor exercise options which can incorporate either running or walking. Most treadmills measure your speed and distance as you work out, which can increase your motivation and efficiency in exercising. Treadmills are also a good form of exercise if you are recovering from a physical injury, for example, the ability to use hand rails while walking on a smooth surface may enable you to exercise when you couldn't do so outdoors. The health benefits of treadmill use are wide-ranging.
Like any form of aerobic exercise, running on a treadmill has cardiovascular benefits. The action of treadmill running requires you to repeatedly move the large muscles in your legs, hips and arms. In response to this physical effort, your breathing and heart rate increase, and blood flow increases between your lungs and muscles. In the long-term, aerobic exercise will strengthen your heart, and lower your resting heart-rate. Your resting circulation will improve, and your arteries will be kept clearer, reducing the risk of heart attack or stroke.
If weight loss is your goal, you'll be delighted to know that most treadmills have programming that measure calories burned during each workout. For all users, heart rate measurment and target setting will be important. These cardio exercise machines will all be ready to help you monitor your heart rate. Some allow both incline and decline, and you will also find differnt programming from one to the other.