Avoid ‘Chatty Kathy’ and other outside distractions with a treadmill in your home

Having a treadmill in your home offers much more than the convenience of working out any time you choose.
The safety, comfort and privacy factors also make it an ideal investment.
Any time you walk or run outside there’s the chance of the unexpected happening. Outside runners and walkers sometimes have to deal with careless or rude drivers, dogs, weather and even uneven roads or trails when they’re outside.
And there’s the occasional “Chatty Kathy,” who wants to talk you up when the only thing you want to do is focus on getting a good workout. Or there are the rubber-necking gawkers who practically pull a neck muscle staring at you as they drive by.
If you work out on a treadmill in the comfort of your own home all of those hazards and distractions are left outside your front door.
Work out when you want, with whatever music or TV channel you want on, or walk or run in silence.
You can also know that the treadmill surface will be consistent and you won’t have to worry about stepping in a hole or tripping on something you didn’t see. The cushioned decks of a treadmill will also result in less wear and tear on your joints.
If space is a problem in your house, some treadmills even fold up for easy storage under the bed or in a closet.
Contact a specialty store such as At Home Fitness for more information on the many different treadmill options available.

At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at aaron@athomefitness.com

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