Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Indoor Equipment For Getting Fit

When it comes to aerobic exercise, you might find that you get a better workout on a machine rather than actually running or jumping rope. Remember that like every part of a healthy workout routine, aerobic exercises need to be tailored to your body and what is best for your health. You'll need to work together with your doctor and your personal trainer if you have one to develop a system for working out that works for you, and to make sure that whatever you are doing it is the best for your body and your mind as well.

Treadmill (Photo credit: Bitman)
Machines have become very popular when it comes to working out because sometimes they are easier to use and easier to get used to. You don’t have to worry about running outside when it is cold out or finding a way to fit getting to the gym into your busy schedule if you have a machine in your home that you can use.

The point of an aerobic workout is that you are getting your heart rate up and you are getting into shape. You can do this on a machine as well as by running or jumping rope.

There are several different machines that you might want to try. The two easiest and most popular would be tread mills and exercise bikes. On both of these, you'll find that you can get a great work out. The point of an aerobic work out is to get your heart rate going, so if you are riding a bike or walking or running on a treadmill, you are going to be getting some aerobic exercise (just be sure not to overdo it - long-duration aerobic exercise actually doesn't do you many favors, as we've discussed recently; short intervals give you the best results).

The reason that these two machines are so popular is that they are handy. Riding an exercise bike can be something that you do in your living room no matter what time of day or temperature it is when it's time to work out. Treadmills can also be handy, and with either of these, you can get all of the exercise that you need right at home. (Keep in mind that treadmills may take up more horizontal space and be harder to store. They are also higher impact than a bike, so a bike would be my first choice.) Check back Thursday for some tips on choosing a good exercise bike.
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