Treadmill Advantages

Run For Your Life: The Health Benefits Of Treadmills

Improve your heart’s health? Lose a few pounds? Or simply become more active? If that is your goal, then maybe it’s time for you to do some exercise. But where do you start? No matter how good our intentions are, we really can’t force ourselves to commute three or four times a week to the gym. What with our hectic lifestyles, increased work loads, and various other commitments, we simply don’t have such luxury as time. As a result, our exercise routines suffer, which, of course, points only to one thing – our health.

Americans for all these reasons, young and old alike are trying to search for solutions to their exercise dilemma. The Americans are looking specifically for one that will fit into their demanding schedules as well as that will present them with a quality workout. The answer is, of course, the ever present treadmill.

Scientific Facts:
Experts agree that physical activity need not be strenuous in order to be beneficial. In fact, only moderate amounts of daily physical activity are recommended for people of all ages. Too much can lead to injuries, menstrual abnormalities, and bone weakening.

Among American youths aged 12-21 years, almost half admit to not being vigorously active on a regular basis

14 % of young people report that they engage in no recent physical activity

This inactivity trend is more common among females (14%) than among males (7%). Among black females, 21% are inactive, while white females only comprise 12%.

As age or grade in school increases, participation in all types of physical activity declines strikingly

Of all high school students, only 19% are physically active for 20 minutes or more, five days a week, in physical education class

Between 1991 and 1995, daily enrollment in physical education classes dropped form 42 percent to 25 percent

Well designed school-based interventions directed at increasing physical activity in physical education classes have been shown to be effective

Social support from family and friends has been consistently and positively related to regular physical activity