While treadmills are a great alternative to real running and complicated exercises, however, they are not without their downsides.
To start off with, treadmills can be very expensive, especially if you buy one with all the luxurious special features. By the time you add in sales taxes, delivery charges and all the rest, youre looking at a pretty significant chunk of change. Of course, theres nothing saying that you need to get one with absolutely every feature around if its your first treadmill, youll be absolutely fine with a more basic model, whatever the salesman might tell you.
The next problem is that treadmills can be very large, and there might not be space in your house. Again, this problem is quite easily solved, as long as you keep your wits about you and realise exactly how big the treadmill youre buying is, instead of just blindly choosing one that takes your fancy and hoping for the best. There are surprisingly small treadmills on the market for smaller homes all you have to do is look for them.
Some people complain of loud motors on some cheaper treadmills, and it can be annoying if youre not used to it. A good solution is to put on the TV...