What to Look For in a Treadmill:
1. Safety Handles (first thing!)
Most machines have small handles installed on or in front of the display panel, which are mostly used for catching ones breath. If you feel unsteady on your feet, however, or simply want to take a brisk walk with a little support then you may need safety handles that jut out to the sides of the treadmill. These handles are a little higher than the average walker or cane, but they do provide extra relief to weak knees or leg muscles.