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How Do Elliptical Machines Compare With Other Exercise Equipment?

The options for exercise equipment are quite overwhelming. It seems as though every month a “cutting-edge, must-have, fat-burning, muscle-toning” piece equipment hits the market, promising fast results. So what makes the elliptical machine stand above the rest?

The elliptical machine has so many advantages that can’t be found in other equipment. It is a high cardiovascular workout with extremely low impact to your joints and body. No other exercise equipment offer such a low impact workout, protecting the body from more injury due to arthritis, ankle, knee, hip or back problems. It also can exercise both your upper and lower body at the same time.

Elliptical machines combine the natural movement of a treadmill with the simple ease-of-use of a stair climber. Because you stand straight in a natural position, your back does not have the unwanted stress from pulling when using a rowing machine, or leaning over with some bicycles.

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Elliptical vs Treadmill – This is probably one of the most compared pieces of equipment. The elliptical wins out. With the ease of use using the elliptical machine, you are actually burning more calories and fat in less time and with less of a feeling of exertion that you would with a treadmill. You are actually exercising harder than you perceive. This can be more encouraging because you are seeing results that keep you motivated to stick with your workout program. While running on a treadmill is a little less jarring than running on pavement, there is still a very high impact that can easily injure your joints. One of the best benefits of the elliptical is it’s very low impact. Also elliptical machines have the moveable upper handles that allow you to exercise both your upper and lower body at the same time.

Elliptical vs Exercise Bike – The Elliptical is a weight-bearing exercise while the stationary bicycle is not. Weight-bearing exercises are important to increase bone density and prevent the onset of osteoporosis.

Elliptical vs Running – Running isn’t a piece of equipment for comparison, but since it is many people’s go-to cardiovascular exercise we wanted to examine this comparison as well. Every step that you take jogging or running jolts your body. It is suggested that runners impact their body up to 2.5 times their body weight. No matter your size, this is a lot of pressure that affects the joints in your legs and your lower back. As stated above, the low-impact, high results of the elliptical is one of the best selling points. If you use the machine correctly, you are protecting your body from injury.

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Published:  Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:40:00 GMT



Best Cross Trainer/Elliptical Machine Reviews 2017

This machine comes with an impressive 5 year warranty on the frame, with 90 days on parts and labor. SOLE E95 - One of the elliptical machines considered to be highly recommended for home use. According to the reviews stated by the customers who used ...

Published:  Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:37:00 GMT



The Clubhouse: Renovated room creates space for sports, homework

The Clubhouse as the Davis kids have dubbed it, features an athletic section with a basketball goal, pull up bars, elliptical machines, a wrestling mat, climbing rope and a climbing pegboard; a lounge area for movies or television, a custom study area and ...

Published:  Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:15:00 GMT



Club Quarters Hotel, Wall Street

Secure elevators are operated by guests' key cards. Club Quarters, Wall Street also provides laundry facilities and a fitness center equipped with treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bicycles, and free weights. The Bailey Pub & Brasserie - Club ...

Published:  Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:40:00 GMT



Helena-West Helena Prepares to Open Special Needs Playground

Freeman Playground also has two outdoor elliptical machines to encourage parents, grandparents, and family members to join their children at the playground and stay active. "Freeman Playground provides children and families of all ability levels with a ...

Published:  Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:06:00 GMT



Sylvia Hatchell Funds Fitness For UNC Cancer Patients

All the money from her blueberry patch in the mountains went to setting up the bright new spaces, which she decorated with motivational quotes and uplifting images of beaches and berries in addition to the donated elliptical machines, free weights and fans.

Published:  Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:42:00 GMT



What it takes to add a physical therapist to your chiropractic practice

Of course, you can add high-end physical therapy equipment such as weight machines, foam mats, exercise bikes, elliptical machines, treadmills, and computerized physical therapy equipment as your PT department develops and expands. Sales of rehab equipment ...

Published:  Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:29:00 GMT



Best New Elliptical Machines for Every Fitness Level

If you've never shopped for an elliptical or it's been a few years, you'll find that quite a bit has changed. At their core, most elliptical machines still deliver on the central promise of providing a full body workout, but what that workout entails ...

Published:  Wed, 21 Dec 2016 12:22:03 GMT



It nearly killed him, but Chesapeake man warns others to heed signs of an impending heart attack

Since nearly dying, Amoss said he's made significant changes to his lifestyle. He goes to rehab three times each week and uses the treadmill and elliptical machines there. He's also changed his eating habits, now examining nutrition labels, and he vows ...

Published:  Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:47:00 GMT



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