Three Compelling Reasons Why You Should Ditch The Treadmill and Go Running Outside instead:
1. Treadmills are Boring
One of the features of newer treadmills is that they’re equipped with TV’s. If they were so much fun they wouldn’t need TV’s. People who use the treadmill a lot resign themselves to “checking out” during their workout because they can’t stand the boredom. Wake up!
2. Treadmills are Ineffective
While on the treadmill, you’re landing on the same level surface and going the same speed. The body really doesn’t develop any strength or balance this way. Go outside for variety and your body will not know what’s coming, which will give you better results.
3. Treadmills Create Imbalance
Treadmills do not mimic real running. Instead of you doing the work of pushing off, the belt moves for you. This limits the development of the extensor muscles (glutes and hamstrings). So you’re getting only half the workout that you could be getting outside. My Core Balance not only helps you improve your cardiovascular fitness, but you’ll be creating balance in the process.