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Podcast 195 – Walking on a Treadmill vs Regular Walking: Which is Better?


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Walking on a regular basis is a great way to get a low impact cardio workout which promotes heart, bone and muscle health. It’s a simple activity and can be done practically anywhere. However many of us also prefer to walk on a treadmill at a gym or in a home which leads us to ask the question “Which is better for your health?”

In This Episode You Will Learn:

1). Why we decided to look into this comparison between treadmills vs regular walking and how this can affect you if you exercise regularly.

2). Some of Meredith’s thoughts on adjusting the incline on a treadmill vs walking up a hill or inclined surface and how this can affect your workout.

3). Why some people prefer a treadmill over regular walking for the safety measures built into the equipment like hand rails etc.

4). How external factors like weather and terrain can affect your motivation for walking outside either positively or negatively.

5). Meredith’s personal preferences when it comes to walking for exercise but also that everyone’s health is different and it’s important to choose what’s best for you.


Hopefully some of the tips and information we shared in this podcast is helpful to you if you enjoy walking on a regular basis whether on a treadmill, outside or on a track. Walking is a great exercise especially for those who prefer low impact type workouts. Whether you prefer walking on a treadmill or going for a stroll outside, making sure you stay consistent with exercises that you are comfortable with is always going to be a win – win.

Team Meredith