Some people love to be outdoors running while others would rather work on the treadmill. But which one is the best and which one burns more calories?
Treadmill running and outdoor running was rated on different and important variables. On the treadmill you run on one surface and with the outdoor running you have more space. When it’s wet or icy outside, it can pose a risk of falling. Treadmill runners should get outside when the weather in nice.
Outside running and treadmill running both have their advantages. The treadmill is good because it’s flat and is easy on your knees. When you are running outside you can be running on sidewalks and roads and can be very vibrating on your knees and joints.
- There are fundamental differences between running on a treadmill versus running outside.
- Although safety can be a big difference, the main difference is the variability in muscle groups used and the intensity of the workout differ greatly in each method of running.
- Each method has its advantages and disadvantages. Running outside is better suited for most experienced runners due to the propensity of variable terrain and running on the treadmill can be better for newer runners due to the ability to control the incline and speed.
“When it comes to running (and walking), you have two types of people: those who adore the outdoors and those who would rather have their try at the treadmill.”