With the advent of treadmills, the idea of taking to the roads is gradually being phased out for a slew of reasons. Not only will you find these machines in hotels and homes but it is considered a must-have in every gym as well where people normally begin their workout routine by using the treadmill for at least 15 to 20 minutes of cardiovascular exercise.

And if you still aren’t convinced about getting a treadmill for yourself, here are a few reasons why you should reconsider:

Benefit #1: Reduces the risk of overtraining

Since there are settings available with every type of treadmill that is available in the market, one can use the treadmill according to the fitness level that he or she is at. What this ensures that one doesn’t strain themselves unnecessarily. One also has access to a visual display where they can get complete information about the number of miles run; the number of calories burnt and so on and so forth which plays another reason in avoiding overtraining.

Benefit #2: Prevents injury

Almost everyone who has opted to get out into the open for a jog has encountered a situation where tripping or twisting your ankle has caused you to suffer from an injury, but with treadmills these possibilities have been completed eliminated.

Benefit #3: Makes exercise enjoyable

While the average jogger had their Walkman for company in the eighties (while also running the risk of being run over), working out using a treadmill now comes with built-in flat screen TV or at least allows you position it in such a way so that you can watch some television while you are exercising.

Benefit #4: Increase the difficulty of exercise comfortably

Treadmills are a healthy way to work out as one can set levels of comfort according to their ability. If you want to increase the level of difficulty, one can also increase the speed as well as play with the incline settings which are easier as compared to finding a new route for your jog.