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12 Treadmills That Don’t Deserve to Be Called ‘Dreadmills’

Bestproducts.com Logo By Ashley Mateo of Bestproducts.com | Slide 1 of 13: The traditional treadmill has really gotten a revamp in the past few years. Sure, the fact that you’re running in place hasn’t changed. But with advances in technology, connectivity, and design, today’s treadmills have a lot more to offer, from auto-adjusting speed and incline features to live-streamed classes to foldable frames that can be stashed out of sight.It’s also been well-established at this point that running inside — physiologically, at least — isn’t sub-par to pounding the pavement. Treadmill running has the same effect on your VO2 max (a key indicator of cardio fitness) as running outside, one study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found. And running on a belt doesn’t change your biomechanical patterns compared to outside, according to additional research published in the same journal. There’s even better news, too: Treadmill running has less impact on weight-bearing joints like your ankles, knees, hips, reports research from the journal Sports Health.Whether you’re an avid outdoor runner who wants a treadmill for rainy days, or a cardio machine queen who isn’t sure when you’ll make it back to a real gym, there is a huge variety of treadmills with different features and at different price points. Find one that fits your needs.

The traditional treadmill has really gotten a revamp in the past few years. Sure, the fact that you’re running in place hasn’t changed. But with advances in technology, connectivity, and design, today’s treadmills have a lot more to offer, from auto-adjusting speed and incline features to live-streamed classes to foldable frames that can be stashed out of sight.

It’s also been well-established at this point that running inside — physiologically, at least — isn’t sub-par to pounding the pavement. Treadmill running has the same effect on your VO2 max (a key indicator of cardio fitness) as running outside, one study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found. And running on a belt doesn’t change your biomechanical patterns compared to outside, according to additional research published in the same journal.

There’s even better news, too: Treadmill running has less impact on weight-bearing joints like your ankles, knees, hips, reports research from the journal Sports Health.

Whether you’re an avid outdoor runner who wants a treadmill for rainy days, or a cardio machine queen who isn’t sure when you’ll make it back to a real gym, there is a huge variety of treadmills with different features and at different price points. Find one that fits your needs.

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