MAY 14, 2018 12:05 AM PDT

Running on a Treadmill vs. Running Outdoors

WRITTEN BY: Nouran Amin

Is it better to run on a treadmill or outdoors? Apparently, the differences are not only personal preferences but health advantages as well. For one, running outdoors can burn additional fat than running on a treadmill. This is because running outside takes more energy because of wind resistance versus the energy taken indoors when there is a lack of resistance. On the other hand, running on a treadmill might be safer in terms in of decreasing the potentiality of being involved in a hazardous accident as opposed of running outside where the risk of danger slightly increases. Additionally, running on a treadmill might place a strain on the joints than running outside due to a fixated time of being placed in the same location doing repetitive activities.
About the Author
  • Nouran is a scientist, educator, and life-long learner with a passion for making science more communicable. When not busy in the lab isolating blood macrophages, she enjoys writing on various STEM topics.
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