Treadmill vs Outdoors: Which is best? Opinion from BBC News.

_87928496_7040cbb2-c8b9-4ba9-a85b-efd1b11ab104For those of you teaching units of work on developing training and fitness programmes that haven’t seen this interesting article published recently on the BBC, it is certainly worth a quick look.  Michael Mosley considered the age old debate around running outdoors or on a treadmill.  Building around issues including energy levels, speed, safety and well being, the article is interesting and while in many respects anecdotal rather than concrete is a useful consideration of some of the key issues around this debate. For what it is worth, for me, as an occasional runner, this is a no brainer.  I hate running on a treadmill.  I even hate running on a track because it is repetitive, so for me a treadmill one of my worst exercise nightmares.  Also, I stress that as someone living with a spouse that runs daily in temperatures of sometimes as low as -20 during the winter months here in Sweden, the treadmill is never a ‘preferred’ option for her either!  As the Swedes say, (in Swedish of course), ‘there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes’.

To read the article in full follow the link: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35399598

(c) Ian Gavin 2016.

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