Aerobic workouts are great for the cardiovascular system, our mental health, and overall wellbeing. Aerobic workouts, like those on a treadmill, are also known as cardio workouts as these types of workouts require more oxygen and energy exerted by the body. This type of exercise is different from anaerobic exercise where less oxygen is required; an example would be lifting free weights.
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Treadmill workouts don’t just work the cardiovascular system; all of the muscles of the lower body get involved too, from the ankles to the glutes; and more muscle toning means more calorie burn. If you have specific workout goals, for example burning fat, all you have to do is find your target heart rate zone and stay in this range, or zone, for the majority of your workout to achieve the desired results. To find your target heart rate to know what range you should be working in, use your index and middle finger to gently press against the blood vessel of your wrist (like you are taking your pulse rate) and count for 10 seconds. Then, multiply that number by 6 to calculate your beats per minute. Your target heart rate is the range of 50 to 85 percent of your maximum heart rate. Use this information to achieve your individual workout goals while working out on the treadmill. The health benefits of treadmill workouts are excellent, and benefit the heart, lungs and bones. In addition, you can easily lose weight and build lean muscle to continually burn fat.