Think Running On A Treadmill Is Torture? Turns Out, You Are Exactly Right

Sep 23, 2015 By Houston Barber
Love it or hate it, the invention of the treadmill has probably had some impact on your life. But whether it's your go-to daily cardio workout or just gathering dust in your garage is totally up to you. Turns out, if you're one of the people who hate treadmills you have a very valid reason, at least historically speaking.

Long before any LA Fitness, treadmill technology was used as a torture device in English prisons. They used the energy created to power, among other things, mills. Hence the name treadmill. Whether or not today's treadmills are still a form of torture can be a topic of debate.
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