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Are You Cheating Yourself by Choosing the Treadmill?

What's Better: the Treadmill or the Open Road?


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Good reminders. Report
Great information. Report
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There can be variety on the treadmill if you but use your imagination Report
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starting slow and all over again on sparkpeople...treadmill is my go to and using bands and hand weights for muscles in shoulders and arms.. Report
I have a treadmill at my place and from time to time use it. Basically today am starting to use the treadmill more duo to mental health issues and most times when I am outside waking pass people I feel like they talking/saying negative stuff about me. So now am using the treadmill when I don't feel like going out duo to I feel like people are judging or want to say some negative stuff when I pass them. Me personally each person have there own favorite weather or not if they are out doors walking and/or running or in doors on a treadmill walking and/or running on treadmill. Report
I don't run - I walk. I prefer outdoors but sometimes the weather is such that it becomes intolerable. So I joined a Gym and now use the treadmill for variety.

Plus, most of my outside walking is tethered to a Boston Terrier, which makes it challenging to hold my pace. Again, sometimes a treadmill really is handier. And I don't yell at the dog, lol, for stopping. Report
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Love my treadmill especially when it's 40 below with the windchill. I use my treadmill as a warmup but I am not a runner. Report
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"It can be boring (and a little odd) to put in all that work but not really go anywhere." This statement struck me as odd. Unless the "jogger/runner" is running to work or someplace specific, they aren't really going anywhere either as they end up at the same place they started.

As I stated in an earlier post, anything is better than nothing . Why potentially belittle someone for deciding using a treadmill is what works for them??!? Report
Not a runner but a walker and I like both. For me, I seem to get a better workout in the gym with the treadmill. Outside is sometimes better for my soul as I get to enjoy and take in nature.

It doesn't have to be one or the other. Report
I have asthma and running is hard on either way. But being inside at a gym. I know if I run into trouble. There someone to help me Report

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