Benefits of an Elliptical Trainer

by Darryl on November 9, 2009 0 Comments

An elliptical trainer, known simply as an 'elliptical' or a cross trainer, is a type of fitness equipment. It is a stationary machine, which has been designed to simulate the movements of walking or running with as little impact as possible. These elliptical cross trainers are used in cardio exercises and they are favored by many because of their low impact nature.

Here are some of the benefits of using an elliptical trainer.

1. It Provides Low Impact Exercise

Low impact exercises are those that put little strain on the joints. Exercises like running and jogging impact the joints on the hips, the knees, and the feet, causing them to crush into one another. Over time, this repeated impact can lead to joint degradation and can worsen conditions like arthritis and gout.

Using the elliptical allows the limbs to movie in a natural motion while at the same time supporting ...

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The Treadmill - Your Best Friend or a Foe?

by Darryl on October 25, 2009 0 Comments

A Good Cardiovascular workout is an essential part of any fitness or weightloss program. As part of a good cardiovascular workout, running or walking is a cheap cost effective way for you to be able to start your new exercise routine. However most of us live a hectic life balancing work committments, family and a exericise routine can become a challenge. The treadmill has developed over the last 20 years to aid the balancing of your hectic life.

The origin of the treadmill was in 1817 to reform prisoners and was called a treadwheel. The machines of today were designed and developed in the 1950's for medical research and diagnosis of heart and lung diseases. Todays models have advanced from these machines however the principle of the treadmill is much the same.

The treadmill consists basically of a conveyor belt, a motor and a frame. The belt moves in ...

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