Navigation Links
Home Is Where the Gym Is

Almost everyone can exercise in some way. For some people, the most convenient approach is a home gym. There are many options in exercise machines to help burn calories and increase cardiovascular fitness.//

Depending on your age, activity preferences, budget and health, some aerobic exercise machines may be more suited to your needs. The October issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter covers some options:

Treadmills: Generally easy to use, treadmills can help build leg muscle endurance and strength as well as aerobic capacity.

Motorized and nonmotorized models are available. A motorized treadmill allows for accurate speed adjustments in your walking pace. More durable operation requires at least a 1.5-horsepower, continuous-duty motor. Runners will need a version with 2 horsepower or higher.

Stationary bikes: They can provide a low-impact and fairly intense cardiovascular workout that helps built leg muscle endurance and strength and improves aerobic capacity. Almost anyone, including people with arthritis, can use a stationary bike.

Upright models are the traditional style, with your feet positioned underneath you. A recumbent style has chair like seating, with your legs and feet out in front of you. A recumbent might be a better choice if you have low-back pain, neck problems or concerns about balance. Some models are dual action -- the handlebars move to provide an upper-body workout.

Elliptical trainers: These combine stair-stepping motion and cross-country ski motion to produce a low-impact cardiovascular workout. The result is less stress on joints than walking produces. Elliptical trainers are a good choice for people who have knee problems, arthritis or other joint problems.

Look for a stable machine with sturdy sides. There are motorized and nonmotorized models. Fit is important -- your knees shouldn’t bump into the console when moving in a good upright position.

New choice: Another newer option is a recumbent cross-training machine that allows for a simultaneous upper and lower body aerobic workout without stressing your joints. Although more costly than other standard workout machines, this versatile device may accommodate people who otherwise might not be able to exercise using both arms and both legs.

Whatever you choose, use it. Regular exercise not only can improve your overall quality of life, it also can help counter many negative effects of aging and an inactive lifestyle.

Source-Newswise
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Where there is a will, there is a way!
2. Where Mothers Skin Turns Into Food For Offspring
3. Where Is Our Healthcare System Heading?
4. Where it is wise to be a fool with food
5. Where Burnt Out Executives De-stress in Natures Lap
6. Bacteria Fighter Goes Where Antibiotics Cant
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( ... today the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The ... get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... system that we intend to develop to enable prevention of a major side ... severe hearing loss, especially in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s ... the 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. ... Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Health Literacy ... health literacy software tool, and the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN), an independent ... today announce a new strategic alliance. , As CPEN’s strategic partner, HLI ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Dining at the University of California Berkeley, and other leading institutions in announcing ... buying power of institutions to change the way animals are raised for food. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/25/2017)... 25, 2017   Montrium , an industry ... today—from the IQPC Trial Master Files & Inspection ... that EastHORN Clinical Services has selected eTMF ... TMF management. EastHORN, a leading European contract research ... increase transparency to enable greater collaboration with sponsors, ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017 AVACEN Medical ... device is now successfully helping those with the widespread ... Fibromyalgia diagnosed Amanda in Essex, England ... and washing my hair, experiencing no sleep at all, ... painful spasm… I cannot recommend [the AVACEN 100] enough, ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... Sept. 18, 2017 EpiVax, Inc. ... bioinformatics and immune engineering, today announced a ... A (H7N9) vaccine. ... seasonal influenza and presents a challenge for ... exposure to be effective. Using state-of-the-art bioinformatics and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: