We all know the benefits walking adds to our healthy lifestyle and workout goals. During these winter months, the weather may not always be favorable in helping you stick to the walking portion when working out. Treadmill walking helps you to accomplish a similar workout as outdoor walking while creating some additional benefits.
1. Joint Flexibility
Walking keeps your joints flexible. Walking on a treadmill reduces the impact on your hip, knee and ankle because the deck and belt cushions your strides. The shock-absorbing capacity allows you to be able to walk with less stress on your joints than when walking outdoors.
2. Weight Management
By burning excess calories and keeping your metabolic rate up, treadmill walking is sure to help you in weight management. Usually, treadmills feature a calorie counter that will estimate the number of calories you’ve burned during the workout. When you are trying to lose weight, the calorie counter is definitely useful in diet planning.
3. Tone and Musculoskeletal Strength
Your musculoskeletal system includes your muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments and joints. Consistently walking on a treadmill helps you to maintain a healthy system and helps prevent age-related bone loss. As you may already know, walking also tones the muscles of your buttocks and legs. To improve the toning of your legs, adjust the treadmill to an incline position.