This standard piece of exercise equipment is one of the most popular in many gyms. Ellipticals are a unique hybrid of a treadmill, stepper, bike and cross-country skier, that move your legs in an elongated oval pattern (hence the name elliptical). Th... Read more
If you’ve never tried a stair stepping machine (StairMaster, stair climber, etc.), you’re missing out on a fantastic cardio exercise that strengthens your legs and lungs at the same time. A stair stepper is a moderate-intensity option tha... Read more
Life is busy for most of us, and finding time for a workout can be challenging. When you do find that time, you want to make sure you're getting the most ''bang for your buck,'' meaning you're being as efficient as possible wi... Read more
Are you bored with your cardio workout? Do you yawn when thinking of getting on the stationary bike again? Are you already dreading the stair stepper workout that you have scheduled for tomorrow morning? If you answered "yes" to any of thes... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
I got a great report from my doc today re: my pre-diabetic state. My A1C had dropped from 6.2 to 5.8 since my last visit 3 months ago. However, my blood glucose is still a little high at 110. She said she wasn't too concerned about that because the A... Read more
I have arthritis in my right knee. Very mild, just enough to know it's there. And on cold wet days kick my butt.
Yes I know at 402 pounds my weight isn't helping.
Why do I find this style of elliptical machine
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I've started using the elliptical trainers at the YMCA I go to.
It's an older style precor machine. Just like this one-same brand/same company but a 10-15 year older model-
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I've been reading about the difference online and I'm more confused than ever. Do the iron/metal dumb bells provide the same benefit as the silicon covered ones? What are the pros and cons of each? Thanks!... Read more
I was in a plateau from June 2012 till about October 2012 - stuck between a 3lbs range! I was running almost every day all summer. I then got a new workout Wii game in October and wouldn't you know, my weight started to drop again! I was so into my r... Read more
We all have our own cardio personalities. Some swear by sweating in the great outdoors. Others prefer the air conditioning. You might prefer exercising solo, while your best friend lives for the contagious energy in a Spinning class.Whether you'r... Read more
We're taking a big step in helping you get fit! SparkPeople has just released the Spark, our very own activity tracker that integrates perfectly with the rest of SparkPeople's online tools. The Spark Activity Tracker requires no charging, det... Read more
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