Treadmill vs. elliptical – which is better? I am sure the treadmill vs. elliptical debate is not going to end any time soon, but in my opinion, the treadmill vs. elliptical thingy is overdone. Which exercise machine gives you a better workout? I want to say a treadmill, but in reality both are equally great.
Scientifically speaking, the treadmill and the elliptical make your body expend pretty much the same amount of energy, but the elliptical increases your heart rate more than the treadmill. So why do I personally like the treadmill better than the elliptical?
Personal preference; and also because exercising on the treadmill feels more natural. Aside from actually walking or running on the ground, it is as close as you can get to emulating running or walking on the solid ground, but it goes without saying that walking on an actual ground is the best overall exercise. Why? Because it is the most natural thing to do. Of course, if for some reason you cannot go outside for a walk, using treadmill is better than not doing anything at all.