As is often the case in life, the simplest things are often the best. This applies to exercise too. For example, one of the best forms of exercise, running, is a direct outgrowth of one of the first things we learn to do—walk. Also, running can reap great physical benefits as we get older.
Indeed, along with swimming, running offers one of the best overall workouts. But running does have its drawbacks. Prolonged running, especially on hard surfaces, can wreak havoc with your lower body. Unless you have an indoor track available to you, extremes of weather and temperature can complicate or curb even the most ambitious running program.
Never one to overlook a potential market, the exercise machine industry has responded with all types of indoor running machines. One that continues to grow in popularity is the home treadmill. Why? Here are three key reasons: