A treadmill can be a boon for those of us who live in cold climates and want to walk or run year-round. Treadmills are easy to operate, their settings can be changed to add variety to your walks or runs, and they are safer than navigating snowy streets and dodging cars and potholes.
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The good news is that research shows that running on a treadmill can give you the same intensity workout as a run on the road. Runners exert the same amount of effort whether they run on a treadmill or run on a track.
But how do you know if you’re getting a good treadmill workout ? In this infographic, cardiac exercise physiologist Gordon Blackburn, PhD, shares some tips to help you improve your cardiovascular fitness on the treadmill.