What’s better for weight loss? Treadmill versus exercise bike

What’s better for weight loss? Treadmill versus exercise bike


When you walk on a treadmill, you use more of your core muscles. Treadmills can also help you get the most out of your workout in the least amount of time. Individual calorie-burning, speed, and mileage goals can be set, simulating hill runs, toning legs, and building leg muscles.

The exercise bike is an excellent way to strengthen your lower body muscles including glutes, and thighs while also lowering your risk of osteoporosis. Low-impact exercise is the most beneficial to the body and joints.


Treadmills take up a lot of space, which may not be ideal if you don’t have a lot of space in your home. Treadmills are very bulky and heavier and not always an easy fit in a smaller living space.

Exercise bikes, unlike treadmills, take up less space, they usually take up the least space.

Injury Risk

A treadmill is a good option if you don’t mind walking or running because it simulates being on a flat or inclined surface. A treadmill may be better for people with limited joint mobility than an exercise bike. However, if you are 50+ and are concerned about future issues with arthritis etc, you should probably consider an exercise bike and just go for longer periods of time.

It is a low-impact activity to ride an exercise bike. The ankles, knees, hips, and spine will not be overworked because you are seated on an exercise bike. Running is more stressful on your joints than cycling.

Calories Burned

Walking at a brisk pace (around 3.5 miles per hour) for 30 minutes burns about 130 calories for a 150-pound person. This is where a treadmill is useful.

A 150-pound person riding a stationary bike for 30 minutes at a light pace will burn around 105 calories. The amount of calories burned on a stationary bike is highly dependent on the bike type and workout format.


The price of a treadmill is largely determined by the model and features. Low-cost models with no screens or displays can cost anywhere between Rs 5000 and Rs 10000.

The price of a stationary bike, like that of a treadmill, varies greatly depending on the model. Onboard computers, heart rate monitors, and televisions are all options for bikes, and each has a cost. Bikes in the lower price range start at around Rs 3000

Ease of use

You have the option of walking or running. Treadmills aren’t difficult to use. You won’t have to worry about uneven terrain, unreliable sidewalks, or “daredevil drivers” who disregard pedestrian crosswalks.

Cycling is a simple and convenient mode of transportation. It is suitable for all levels of “exercisers.” When riding an exercise bike, you can multitask. You can read, watch television, and do other things. While running on a treadmill, it is much more difficult to maintain focus on reading or watching a show.