The following factors can help you compare treadmills
with exercise bikes and make a choice thereon:
The human beings have the tendency to get
bored very easily and quickly. If you have exercise equipment at your
home, you are very likely to miss it at times in favor of other
distractions. To save yourself from such a situation you need to set a
routine for yourself.
Treadmills are often considered to be boring devices. It makes you walk, which is no fun.
It makes you jog which is again not much of fun. It makes you run,
which you might think is fun. The same workout routine daily could
bore you to hell. But the way out is that you can try different types
of workouts. Also with some treadmill accessories, you can enjoy your
treadmill workout as well.
In case of exercise bikes the same
principle holds true. The same pattern of exercise could make it
boring as well. But as some of them are incorporated with random
programs, they may seem to be more interesting. But the bottom line
remains the same. Both the machines can prove to be equally boring so,
none of them scores a point as far as boredom is concerned.
You exercise to burn calories.
Any exercise equipment you buy, is meant to help you in carrying out
this burnout. If same amount of time over two different machines can
lead to variation in this burnout then surely there has to be a better
one of the two.
A study conducted by Nordic Track has proved
that most people burn about 750 calories per hour on a treadmill
whereas the same people are likely to burn only 550 calories in an
hour while exercising on a bike. So, if we consider this point, for
which any exercise equipment is actually bought then treadmills,
surely score a point above exercise bikes.
Safety The most important of all is your safety. Whatever equipment you use, should be safe and not
capable of giving any kind of injury to your body.
Treadmills are not considered to be a safe option because just
a wrong step can make you fall flat. Sometimes the user gets so much
engrossed in the music or the television program that he may be
watching, that he happens to loose the rhythm with the belt and may
end up falling down.
Moreover treadmills are not at all a safe option
for children. There have been numerous cases where children have
injured themselves badly while trying to exercise on a treadmill.
Exercise bikes are considered to be much safer an option as compared to the
treadmills. It is practically difficult to fall off an exercise bike.
So, if we look from the safety point of view, exercise bikes are much
good an option.
Apart from these points there are various considerations like, the budget
of the user, space availability, result expected from the workout, which
may act as the deciding factors for the exercise equipment you would buy.
If we look at the various factors it would be clear that treadmills are
very much in line with exercise bikes apart from the safety point which is
a very important one. Therefore, exercise bikes can be rated better then