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The Pros and Cons of Using a Treadmill

Treadmill Workout

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  • You may be forgoing many important health benefits of exercise if all you’re doing is walking or jogging on a treadmill; to counter some of the downsides, opt for an interval cardio workout when using a treadmill
  • Sample demonstrations are offered for both treadmill and elliptical, showing how to modify your treadmill workout to make it more intense
  • The ideal amount of exercise for optimal health is between 150-450 minutes of moderate exercise per week. Adding bouts of strenuous activity will also provide you with an additional longevity boost

By Dr. Mercola

The treadmill is still one of the more popular pieces of exercise equipment, but while it has some appealing characteristics, it's important to realize that you may be forgoing many important health benefits of exercise if all you're doing is walking or jogging on a treadmill.


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