Walking on a treadmill?There are many people who prefer to artificially walk on a treadmill in a gym rather than naturally walking or jogging in a park or an open area amongst the greenery and nature. I always wonder what might be the reason such people prefer treadmill over a natural walk. One reason I can think of is that treadmill gives them readings about their speed, distance etc so that they can measure themselves.
But still, the question continues in my mind, why they prefer to pay for a gym membership to use the treadmill instead of walking or running naturally outdoors? Are there some genuine and good reasons for it? Does the treadmill give some advantages? Or is it just the matter of ones own comfort, preference or status?