A Tip To Increase Cardio Equipment Hygiene And Comfort...
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Bring a pair of longish cotton socks with you to your elliptical, treadmill or exercise bike of choice, and put the socks over whatever hand-bar you're going to grasp onto. If it's an elliptical you're using, you can slip the socks down over the arm grips; for the treadmill, you can put them over your own hands or tie them in grippable knots around the horizontal bar. Holding onto a cotton-covered bar is SO much more tractioned, comfortable and DRY than a slippy, sweaty piece of plastic!!
I do this on my home elliptical all the time! I used tie-dyed socks -- adds color to my workout! :)
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Nighttime seems to be when I "undo" all of my good work for the day. So now I immediately brush my teeth and floss so I get my choppers all nice and clean. With fresh, minty breath I don't want to eat something and ruin in all. Plus the minty taste will usually interfere with my sweet cravings. Not a good mix.
Equipment needed: A good toothbrush, floss and toothpaste. Benefits: Great dental hygiene and a minty fresh kisser! 212
I find something that really makes cardio exercise much more enjoyable is to first improve flexibility, then strength, and then increase cardio.
Since cardio exercises are associated with weight loss, it is easy to become focused on the scale and forget about the other two aspects of fitness. Being flexible and strong makes cardio exercise much less of an ordeal so walking, biking, etc. becomes more pleasant when the body moves with ease.
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