This article was originally written by Jeff London
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Walking has long been praised for its health benefits. It is a simple, easy workout that provides great results. That makes treadmills an ideal piece of exercise equipment. There are no special moves to learn to make it complicated. You already know how to walk, so using the treadmill is no problem. For people with health concerns using a treadmill for exercise is a good option.
Having back or joint problems can shut down an exercise routine fast. Most forms of aerobic exercises involve movements that can put great strain on your body in the places that are already injured. Walking is a low impact, cardiovascular workout that is easy and natural for your body. Using a treadmill allows you to keep up your walking workout all year round, even during less than perfect weather conditions. For someone suffering from pain in their back or joints, using a treadmill is an option they might want to discuss with their doctor.
Another health issue that causes many to abandon exercise is pregnancy. While strenuous exercise is discouraged, light exercise is encouraged. Many woman find that if they exercise during pregnancy they have an easier labor. With treadmill use you are not going to be doing anything that you do not normally do. Even if you didn’t exercise much before getting pregnant your doctor probably won’t tell you no about using a treadmill. As long as you keep the intensity low and check with your doctor, using a treadmill will help you to be healthier all throughout your pregnancy.
Health problems or concerns have a way of giving people an excuse not to exercise. With walking being one of the most praised exercises by doctors it seems that treadmills may hold the answer to many people’s health related excuses. Treadmills allow you to go at your own pace and you never have to stress yourself past a point that feels good for you. Always check with your doctor before starting a treadmill routine.