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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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  • Since there is snow outside it is the treadmill for me.
  • I definitely prefer outdoors for the sunshine (when I'm not walking after dark) fresh air and the constantly changing scenery. You don't meet people on your treadmill and I feel nauseous if I try to watch anything or read while walking on one. I'm not a fan of falling on slippery pavement but having done it 7x this winter already, I'm kind of getting used to it;) Tonight was -23F/-34C and definitely frosty but my head feels so much clearer getting out of the house. I walk in all extremes and wouldn't trade it for anything!
  • Point would really be whatever you prefer. For me it's outside. My wife has a treadmill, tried it a few times. Boring, got nowhere and took forever. I'll got outside, rain, cold, heat or humidity; my preference.
  • Point would really be whatever you prefer. For me it's outside. My wife has a treadmill, tried it a few times. Boring, got nowhere and took forever. I'll got outside, rain, cold, heat or humidity; my preference.
  • I would prefer to be outside, but snow and cold are not my friends so the treadmill it is in winter
  • When the sidewalks are covered with snow and ice it is treadmill. But Dearly Beloved and I are outside as much as we can.
  • CACUJIN
    Walking outside is boring. I can use my equipment inside, not only do I get perfect weather every time, I also do not have to stop for traffic or watch out for obstacles.

    This article obviously is in favor of "road" Too bad wasted time reading it.
  • SUZENNA
    Road, so no like the treadmill
  • I like dancing on the treadmill. Then I found some guy on Youtube who does some really complicated moves on the machine!
  • I found a way to work both into exercise. An outdoor run is my "goto" cardio exercise. I mix road and trail running. If my specific target is weight loss, I will substitute a treadmill run during the week especially in winter. I tend to "sweat" more on a treadmill with a fairly high intense 60 minutes.
  • I much prefer being outside but when weather does not permit, it's inside.
  • I thought we'd get a definite answer about which is best but it is a good article about the pros and cons.
  • Thanks for sharing
  • For very hot States a treadmill is Blessing. Thank you for sharing this article!

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