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Buying a treadmill

Before you buy the treadmill the first thing you must figure out how much free space you have inside your home, because treadmills comes in different sizes and designs. While choosing a treadmill, apart from size and design, another important factor you should take into the consideration will be its Belt and Quality. A Quality treadmill can last for years, while poor quality can break in a matter of weeks or months.
Quality treadmills are determined by the make up of their parts, which is the next most important factor to consider when making your treadmill purchase. The important parts are the motor, the belt or walking deck and the display board.

The quality of a treadmill is determined by its motor power, which is measured in horsepower (hp). When buying a treadmill, note that there are two types of motor power. Continuous power is the power at which the treadmill continuously and steadily operates for 24 hours without slowing down. The second power is peak duty, which is the highest power at which the treadmill can potentially operate, but cannot be sustained for long periods of time. Continuous power is the hp that must be taken into account when making your treadmill purchase. Most treadmills range from 1.5hp to 3.0hp. Treadmills with larger, heavier motors will have a smaller chance of breaking down, because of their solid configuration.

The second important part is the walking deck or belt. Important aspects are the thickness of the walking deck and the size of the walking track. Both may have a negative result on your feet and ankles if not correct. If you plan to do both walking and jogging on your treadmill, the walking deck's thickness should be at least 3 inches and the walking track should be at least 48 inches in length and 17-18 inches in width, to provide a good space for you to work out, in a comfortable position.

The electronic board on the treadmill should at least display the speed, distance and calorie burnout. Heart rate could be optional.

The last important fact to keep in mind when buying a treadmill is the warranty. A decent warranty should or can cover the frame for up to 5 years, the motor for 2 years and labour for 1 year. A good warranty will protect your investment, ensuring that your money is well spent!



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