Elliptical Trainers As A Weight Loss Solution

So want to run

If you do not want to run all day long and injure your joints in the process, you can always turn to machines. Machines that would help you to lose weight and get healthy. Running on treadmill is not the only option if you want some intense cardiovascular exercise done.

If you like walking then that is fine too but you will have to walk about 2 hours in order to burn any kind of significant number of calories. You can try running but that is too heavy on the joints. I think the best way you can lose weight while staying at home (safe from all the weather effects) is to buy an elliptical as that might be the best investment you will ever make in terms of  improving your health.

In this post I will list some pros of buying and elliptical machine and in the 2nd part of this post (which I will post tomorrow) I will list the cons of buying a machine like an elliptical.

Elliptical machines are the most successful machines after treadmill. People ARE interested in buying these machines in order to lose weight. So what is so great about elliptical trainers that people are so obsessed about. Is it for everyone? Lets have a look.

  • Low impact. This is its biggest attraction I think. It can give you a really intense workout without putting much pressure on your joints. This is especially beneficial for people who are obese and have joint problems. Old people can also benefit from this machine, obviously after consulting their doctors.
  • It gives you a complete workout. It works your upper body along with your lower body as well. Hence it is a complete workout which obviously burns a lot of calories as a lot of muscles are involved while exercising on an elliptical. Elliptical works your biceps, triceps and chest too. It also works out your lower body by giving it some resistance.
  • It improves your stamina as well as makes you lose weight because it burns a lot of calories.
  • Best form of exercise if you are rehabilitating. Again, due to the fact that it has a very low impact.

So these were the advantages of exercising on an elliptical. I hope you found this post to be informative. Tomorrow I will be posting about the cons of having an elliptical machines. There are not many cons but still, nothing is perfect.

Let me know your thoughts on elliptical machines. Are they worth the effort and money or would you be better off just running with no invest. How about using a 5 buck skipping rope. I am all ears now. Talk to me.

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