Outdoor footpaths or indoor treadmills? The debate of running indoor versus outdoor has been raging for years. Most of us think that the answer is single and definitive. Whereas, it turns out that both running environments have their advantages and disadvantages. And almost all people can benefit from running regardless of age, place of residence or climate conditions.
Running has become more and more popular due to its accessibility.
Running on an indoor track prevents us from poor weather conditions and allows runners to sweat the fat out in a two square meter place. As the environment are almost under control, runners have a lot less to worry about in terms of potential danger. So gyms with tracks have become a popular choice for people who likes running especially the white-collars who work from 9 to 5.
Benefits of running indoors:
√ Never worries about the weather
√ Various running plan
√ Easy to monitor the progress
√ Adjustable speed and gradient
√ Less potential danger
√ Networking environment for social
Outdoor running has a number of benefits too and many of which are mental. You get more access to the nature and the fresh air. Running in a park or in the wild allows people to choose more flexible approach and route. Running on grass and trails provides an excellent outdoors experience, while the shock absorption of softer ground is less damaging to the knees.
Benefits of running indoors:
√ Fresh air and beautiful scenery
√ Flexible approach and route
√ Less impact to the joint
√ Easier to carry on
√ Low cost and easily accessible
Track your indoor& outdoor running performance
Running indoor or outdoor, a decent fitness tracker helps keep track of your running performance and plays a great part in your next improvement. Though you can get a running data overview on a treadmill, but if you want to have a deeper insight into your running data, a fitness tracker like the HONOR Band 5 Series can be of great help.
There are multiple fitness modes to choose from including indoor & outdoor run, indoor & outdoor walk, cycle, elliptical, swimming, strength training and free style training.
In the indoor running mode, the HONOR Band 5 records your running heart rate (aver, max, fat-burning, warm-up, etc.), speed, steps, calories, duration and much more. While, in the outdoor running mode, you can get an extra running route recorded on the Huawei Health app in addition to those data above.
And if you’re using the professional variant of the HONOR Band 5 Series, the HONOR Band 5 Sport, you’ll get more detailed data includes the ground contact time, landing impact and so forth. According to the data the band collects, you’ll receive professional advices on the basis of your performance. Just like a personal fitness trainer.
So, do you run regularly and do you prefer running indoor or outdoor?