So far in our “Benefits of Equipment Series” we’ve discussed the many benefits that treadmills and bikes have to offer, this piece will focus on the benefits of using an elliptical. Treadmills can help you get your daily steps in, which in my opinion, is essential during this time. Being quarantined at home may increase the likelihood of neglecting our health by being more sedentary and snacking when we shouldn’t. Increasing your step goal and turning that goal into a habit can help combat the sedentary lifestyle of the quarantine as well as create healthy habits for years to come. The bike offers a great way to exercise without compromising your joint health.
Elliptical or Treadmill?
Uh oh! It’s a question that’s been asked time and again. Which should I buy – an elliptical or a treadmill? There are advocates for each, with distinct reasons for their choices. Let’s take a look at each.
The Best Ellipticals of 2015
The fitness trend is never going to go out of style, but the equipment made available to us each year changes and improves. It’s hard to keep up with the latest and greatest, but one thing is certain – the cardiovascular benefits of the increased aerobic capacity gained by using an elliptical are undeniable. So what if you were able to buy your own elliptical instead of going to the gym? Which one would you (or should you) lean towards? We have some ideas.
Note: This is a special bonus article in our 7-part series intended to give readers a closer look at Precor’s new line of ellipticals and treadmills.