Treadmills are used as an exercise machines for running or walking in one place. The machine provides a moving platform with a wide conveyor belt driven by an electric motor. The belt moves to the rear, requiring the user to walk or run at a speed matching that of the belt. The rate at which the belt moves is the rate of walking or running. Thus, the speed of running may be controlled and measured.
Enable the user to set up an exercise regime that can be adhered to irrespective of the weather.
Cushioned tread can provide slightly lower impact training than running on outdoor surfaces.
The user can watch TV whilst using the machine thus preventing TV from being a sedentary activity.
User progress such as distance, calories burned, and heart rate can be tracked.