Treadmill vs. Outside Walking
Which one is better for you? Which is YOUR best option!?
Walking outside will challenge your balance and stability. You will also have more obstacles while walking outside. While walking outside you start and stop (A challenge to the muscles to come to a stop and to start from zero.), walk up and down curbs, sometimes you come across stairs, sidewalks are sometimes sloped, natural inclines and declines, etc…
Treadmills only go uphill, very few models have downhill incline. And the downhill incline is really nothing special. Going downhill challenges muscles in a completely different way. On the treadmill, the tread is moving and you may not be giving yourself a good push off with your back foot. If you are using the treadmill, with no incline you will burn fewer calories than you would if you were outside. So what you will need to do is add in an incline. What you don’t want to do is hold onto the handrails. There are a few reasons as to why you want to avoid holding to the handrails. You will reduce the calorie burn, and throw your walking posture off. If you decide to walk on the treadmill, train yourself to walk a speed you can sustain without holding onto to the machine.
Don’t write the treadmill off just yet. IIt does have its benefits.
*It’s a great way to burn calories and give basic training to your walking muscles and practice your walking form.
*Workout Programs are available, giving you a controlled challenge
*The treadmill also has readouts for calories burned, heart rate, etc..
*You can go a little faster on a treadmill, which means that you can burn more calories.
*Safety: If you don’t have access to a safe walking route, a treadmill is a good substitute.
*Weather: You can usually control the indoors weather, but never the outdoors weather.
Which one do you prefer?
My advice!? Just get moving!!!!!
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