Treadmill – Advantages and Issues
If getting in shape and/or losing weight are primary concerns, treadmills might be the best machine to accomplish these objectives.
Advantages to Using a Treadmill
• Treadmill is a very easy piece of exercise equipment to use in comparison to other gym machines.
• The treadmill has a predictable surface that is much easier to negotiate than sidewalks, curbs or trails and the risk of tripping is very less if you do it with some caution.
• You can control your exercise as per your will as you can adjust speed, incline, warm up period, cool down period, and energy spend as per your desire.
• You can custom programs to fit the time you want to exercise
• All family members can do exercise on this machine. A five-year-old to 105-year-old person can use it.
• Some treadmills have special features such as heart rate monitors so fitness progress can be tracked
• Running on a treadmill generally burns calories faster than most other forms of in-home exercise.
• Users can do other things while on the treadmill, such as watch television or read, which for many can help keep the exercise interesting
Points to be taken care of while installing and After Installation of Treadmill: –
It must be properly grounded.
Treadmills should always be plugged directly into a wall on a dedicated 20-amp circuit, and not through an extension cord, surge protector or power strip.
Console cables Should be properly engaged from the console circuit board
Treadmill belt Should be lubricated well and should be taken special care and maintenance so that it wouldn’t be worn out.
If you feel a slipping sensation when using your treadmill, the running belt probably needs to be aligned or tightened.
As a rule, one should be able to lift the belt in the centre on the sides by approximately 2 inches to 3 inches, and if not, it’s likely too tight.
All treadmill doesn’t have elevation functions but sometimes those who do can show some irregularities which should be taken care as priority.
A burning smell is a sign to immediately turn off your treadmill and unplug it. Common causes include very high friction between the belt and the deck a short in the motor, wiring, or electronics; or the lacquer or cardboard core in the motor being ‘fried” due to belt friction or a drive system obstruction. Any of these problems may lead to a fire, so you’ll need to have the problem fixed first before you continue using the machine.
Written by – Deepak Shashank.