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Stability ensures that your treadmill will not shake or wobble when you start to use it. (Why buy something you're too scared to use?)
The treadmill warranty will protect your investment and quality treadmills will include a warranty. (You shouldn't have to pay extra for a warranty - unless you want to, of course!)
Cushioning is ability of treadmill to absorb force of your step. Better cushioning means lower impact on your joints and ligaments. Cushioning is extremely important as poor cushioning can cause injury and muscle strain
#3) Know What YOU Need Before Comparing Treadmills
Many people get sold on all of 'cool' features of treadmill - but never consider if they'll really use them.
For example we'd all love to own a commercial-grade, luxury treadmill - but for many people, it's MORE than they need. On other hand, a serious runner might actually need that kind of stability and cushioning in a treadmill.
If you don't really care about a heart rate monitor, why pay extra for it? If you know your 6'2" son will be running on treadmill, remember to look for one with a longer running area and adequate user weight capacity.
By knowing what you you need before comparing treadmills, you'll save yourself a lot of time and frustration.
So there you have it - keep these 3 points in mind when comparing treadmills and you'll be well on your way to making an excellent treadmill purchase! Enjoy and have fun!
Kathryn O'Neill is the chief editor for Treadmill Review
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