Tips Buying a Treadmill

Treadmill Buying GuideThe most popular exercise machines is Treadmills. It is used to make easier your physical activity into your usual routine. In the past, people go to the Gym to use treadmill. But today, when home based gym become the trend, people start to buy Treadmills to built their own private and comfortable home gym. When you’re buying a treadmill, Edward R. Laskowski, M.D. has some advice for you:

Motorized vs. manual
A motorized treadmill is easier to use than is the manual variety. You can adjust the speed for walking or running when use motorized treadmill. The lack of a manual treadmill is difficult to walk briskly — much less jog or run.
Higher horsepower treadmills generally run more smoothly and are more durable. Look for a treadmill with at least a 1.5 horsepower, continuous-duty motor. If you’re planning to run on the treadmill, choose a treadmill with at least a 2.0 horsepower, continuous-duty motor.
The treadmill must be sturdy enough to support your weight, and the handrails should be easy to grip. While the treadmill is running, stomp your feet on the belt. There should be no groaning, grinding or hesitation in the motor. The treadmill should feel solid, not wobbly — even at an incline.
The platform or belt should be both wide enough and long enough for comfortable walking or running. If space is an issue, look for a treadmill that folds up when not in use.
Safety features
Make sure the treadmill is equipped with an emergency shut-off key, clip or tether.
Programming features
The control panel should be easy to read and adjust while the treadmill is running. Consider which programming features are important to you — such as programmed workouts that vary speed and simulated terrain — but don’t invest in features you’re not likely to use.
Noise level
Make sure you’re comfortable with the noise level of the treadmill, especially if you plan to watch TV or listen to music while you exercise.
Make sure you understand the warranty details.

Buy a treadmill that you’ll be most likely to use regularly. Because the best treadmill isn’t always the most expensive or the most advanced but the most you like and comfort to use.

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