Treadmill vs Ground

Getting on a machine to run sounds so much easier than going outside and running laps, hills, and dealing with the weather. Here are a few comparisons:

Treadmill
• Has a band that helps pull you along
• Flexibility and “cushion” which reduces impact and easier on the body
• Consistency

Ground
• Natural resistance which could change your speed and pace
• Firmer ground which contributes to muscle tone and conditioning
• Constant change

Choosing between running on a treadmill or running outside definitely depends on you and the type of workout you are looking to get out of it. You can obviously change the speed and intensity of each, but there is something nice in both; however, getting outside and breathing the fresh air and the beautiful scenery is always a nice change. The choice is up to you but the important part is that your keeping yourself active.

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