Treadmills were designed to make exercising convenient, easier and beneficial in a way that allowed users to lose weight and maintain their cardiovascular health. They were meant to allow users to run any day they wanted at any time they wanted, if they happened to own a treadmill at home.
If not, gyms were readily available. However, that is not the case considering the current state of the world. Most gyms all around the world are closed and safety protocols are in place to ensure the safety against the virus.
Regardless, this post aims at answering the question on whether or not running on a treadmill is easier in comparison to running outside.
Here are some points on what makes running on a treadmill easier.
Because of the term ‘dreadmill’ most users are aware of the adaptability issues when it comes to running on a treadmill. The experience of running on a treadmill is much different than running outside which is filled with nature. Despite the evidence found in studies that there is not much of a difference between the two states.
Furthermore, this lack of adaptability insinuates the notion that running on a treadmill is quite dreadful to say the least.
However, if one is able to get used to it, by maybe incorporating running both outside and on the treadmill on days where the weather tends to disagree with humanity, you can have your cake and eat it too.
The main difficulty that comes from running on a treadmill stems from the psychological. Because running outside is considered to be therapeutic, most people find running on treadmills harder when in literal sense it is simply the same.
Treadmills try to imitate the sensation of running albeit in the comfort of your own home and you are able to control which type of software program you would like to aid you in your workout regimen. This is a much easier and faster process and truly, it gets the job done.
Running on a treadmill is easier because the machine itself is easier to use and control. Moreover, treadmills are designed with many things in mind, one of them being, treadmills are able to soak up returning ground forces when your foot touches the ground.
This is to minimize injuries and maximize efficiency. Furthermore, treadmills are much easier to use for people with either long- or short-term injuries. It helps them heal in an environment that will cater to their wounds and since it is indoors, they have a lower risk of getting infected.
Finally, running on treadmills is easy after all.