Is a curved treadmill the best running machine? What are the health benefits of running on a treadmill?
The best treadmill at home is one that helps you improve fitness, burn calories, and lose weight. It should be easier on your knees, safe to use, affordable, and durable. Furthermore, it should have a maximum user weight of over 160 kg, a 1.5 horsepower motor or more, a steel frame, a shock absorption system, a heart-rate monitor, a safety key, handrails, and an automatic slow start.
There are many types of treadmills and they include manual treadmill, motorized treadmill, folding treadmill, commercial treadmill, and curved treadmill.
A treadmill is a machine that has a continuously moving belt on which you can walk or run when exercising. Some people call it a running treadmill, and others call it a running machine. A running machine for home should have enough space in the exercise room and should be placed close to an electric mains supply if it is a motorized treadmill.
I use the Reebok ZR8 Treadmill at home and the whole family uses it and we all love it. We have been using this machine for more than seven years and it still looks and works like new. It is safe to use, and it does not occupy much space in the house. Its noise level is very low.
A curved treadmill is a running machine with a curved running surface and is not powered by electricity. It is a self-powered treadmill that is propelled by the motion of your own feet. A curved treadmill burns more calories faster because they require high physical intensity. This is why they are used for High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
How does running on a treadmill help you lose weight?
Running on a treadmill burns more calories than you eat. When you are running, many muscles work harder together. That is why running burns more calories than many other types of exercise.
Health benefits of running include:
- Running burns more calories than most types of exercise.
- High-intensity running keeps on burning calories after exercise.
- High-intensity running suppresses your appetite and helps you eat less
- Running destroys belly fat.
- Running lowers your risk of heart disease, diabetes, cataracts, falls, and knee pain.
Cameron Hall and colleagues, 2004, studied the difference in energy expenditure between walking and running. They found out that you burn more calories when you are running than when you are walking.
J LaForgia and colleagues, 2006, investigated the effects of exercise intensity on oxygen consumption after exercise. They found out that high-intensity running continues to burn calories after exercise.
Recent studies have shown that high-intensity running may reduce appetite during and after exercise resulting in you eating less food and losing weight.
Running on a treadmill can help you lose weight fast. A curved treadmill makes you burn more calories than an electric-powered running machine. Run, lose weight, and keep the doctor away.