Elliptical trainers and machines have gained popularity over the last several decades especially with an aging population who may not be physically able to perform other activities due to health issues. Elliptical machines have many benefits, both physical and functional, for people of all ages over other workout machines such as a treadmill, rower, exercycle and stairclimber, although most ellipticals are designed to mimic these activities, at least to some degree.
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Exercise and Fitness
If you've started on a rigorous running regimen to compliment your weight loss plan, you might have found that your periods are slowing and even stopping completely. Here's what's happening.
Mayo Clinic researcher reveals what happens when older people exercise at high intensity intervals. The finding shows aerobic exercise performed in short intervals, known as HIIT, is anti-aging, which is something we all need to know.
Exercising is great, but sometimes you don't realize you're doing something wrong. Some mistakes are obvious, like lifting too much weight that you can't handle (which can cause hernias and strains.) But other mistakes are not so obvious. Here are some common mistakes that can cause plantar fasciitis.
You want to stay active but don't have time. It's a dilemma we all seem to face. You'll be happy to know researchers have discovered you can burn fat, improve cardiovascular health and build muscle with just two HIIT sprints on a bicycle.
If you're trying to lose weight but are juggling many responsibilities and a stressful week wrought with deadlines, you can still get the same amount of exercise in but in a shorter time. Here are some fitness tips to help you keep up your calorie expenditure during your toughest of weeks.
And yet another reason to carve out just a small amount of your day to dedicate toward exercise…..
Getting teens and young adults started early in athletics improves brain connections, finds new study.
If you're trying to lose weight or be healthier for the new year but find that you can't really squeeze daily exercise time into your busy corporate life, scientists are now saying it's okay! They say that it's not about when you exercise, but how you exercise that's important.
Researchers have found that you're being obese is actually stopping you from getting active – biochemically. It's not about it being harder to move around, but your very brain might have become wired to hate exercising.
How can one stick to his running routine that starts at the beginning of the year?
Ozone in the air we breathe can harm our health in many ways. Some of us are more susceptible to the damage than others – including those of us who do not get enough exercise.
The cold weather may make you feel too lazy to exercise. The cloudy skies don't help either. Here are some tips that will help you get your daily exercise this winter.
Researchers have determined being in good shape protects you from the health problems which occur when you feel stressed at work.
If you are studying for an exam or an important presentation, you may want to build in some exercise time as it has been shown to improve memory retention.
Exercising helps you lose weight and lengthens your life, but doing it the wrong way can be lethal. Here are a few tips to keep your workout safe and healthy.
Which is better for losing weight, focusing on weightlifting and building metabolism-burning muscle over the long run, or going full throttle with cardio that will burn those calories now? Here’s what one fitness trainer has to say about both methods.
Walking is a great way to exercise. But did you know that the way you walk might reveal your personality type or how you are feeling? Here’s an interesting tidbit that may cause you to ask yourself, “Do I walk angry?” the next time you step out to burn some calories.
Need a reason to start exercising regularly? Here is one – just about every person can save hundreds to thousands of dollars each year by just taking 30 minutes out of their day for some physical activity.
We all know exercise is important for both physical and mental health. But so many of us start off strong only to lose interest. It is critical to keep on and remain consistent, especially in middle age.
A new study has shown that people gain more from exercise if they believe the effects from it will be positive.
As cold therapy becomes increasingly popular for many people's beauty and fitness regimens, NASA scientist and UC Irvine Professor Dr. Wayne B. Hayes has created a "cool" way to burn hundreds (500+) calories a day with the creation of his Cold Shoulder Vest.