imagecontentfitnessThe newest cardio equipment that has hit the fitness market is the elliptical training equipment. It gives individuals full and low impact body workouts. However, people must learn if these machines have been living up on the beneficial claims.

The University of Wisconsin’s researchers known as La Crosse have compared the motorized treadmill from the NordicTrack Ellipse elliptical trainer. They focused on parts like the cycle ergometer and stairstepper to determine the differences among the provided exercise modes of both equipments. Their study revealed that running a treadmill and Ellipse displays no important differences in terms of heart rate, calorie expenditure, and oxygen consumption. Both equipments have provided superior workouts on its test subjects over the cycle ergometer and stairstepper.

The researchers also discovered that impact forces that are produced by the Ellipse is similar to walking, while running a treadmill became the number one activity in providing maximum amounts of exercise impact, which could cause knee and joint pain. John Porcari who is the lead researcher explained that the Ellipse ground forces reaction is less than a half, compared to treadmill running, thus the motion of each equipment is giving workouts with similar intensity. Moreover, orthopedic injury is less likely to be acquired.


There are many aspects to swimming. For some it is a sport activity. Some people swim to relax, to dissolve their physical and mental tensions. Most of us swim just for personal enjoyment. But there is yet another aspect to this wonderful activity. More and more medical practitioners are recommending swimming as a part of therapy. They stress that the holistic nature of swimming includes two forms of exercise – resistance and cardiovascular. Resistance exercise improves the tone of the skeletal muscles. Cardiovascular exercise focuses on the heart and lungs to improve respiration and blood circulation. Cardiovascular exercise is important for people who have certain cardiovascular related medical conditions. Besides, swimming is a pleasant and safe form of exercise.

A problem arises when a person is prescribed swimming as a therapeutic activity. It is very inconvenient for such a person to make the trip to the swimming pool. Once there he’ll need someone to look out for him, just in case he collapses. Faced with these inconveniences most patients become irregular at the pool, and the whole purpose of the exercise is defeated. So, such people do need a swimming pool at home. But that is prohibitively expensive! Building a swimming pool is not a trivial overnight project either. A swimming pool requires a lot of space, too. Most people just don’t have that much space. Finally, water. Getting the water to fill a swimming pool can be a big problem for most people.

Some intelligent manufacturers have recognized this problem and have introduced what they call a stationary lap pool. In its essential form, the stationary lap pool has a swimming area large enough for a single adult swimmer. Water is pumped to the swimming area through a supply pipe, and the water exits the swimming area through a vent pipe. The swimmer stays in the swimming area and swims against the flow of water. The stationary lap pool is small in size, small on budget, but big on features.


There are thousands of fitness exercise products under the fitness equipment genre including the toning belt. Whether these toning belts are a fitness exercise accessory or an actual piece of exercise equipment is narrow. Traditional exercise equipment may be seen in terms of the treadmill, cross trainer, exercise bike or multi gym. Fitness exercise may be seen in terms of Pilates, yoga, weight training; the act of using a form of the fitness equipment. Toning belts seem to fall into both categories without the actual -doing-.

As the toning belts work by using electrical muscle simulation on the selected area(s) of the body (usually abs) instead of the manual sit-ups, it seems futile. Just plug the toning belt in and it becomes the fitness equipment abdominal machine without the effort of the sit-ups. It carries out the fitness exercise while you do something other than worry about fitness equipment. Is this too good to be true? Read a book whilst a toning belt works the abdominal muscles for you! There is even a new mini toning belt designed especially to give you the perfect buttocks while you carry on your daily chores.

If you weigh about 400 pounds hate any form of fitness exercise and eat like an elephant then the toning belt may not be the ideal stand-alone piece of fitness equipment for you. You will obviously have to consider changes to your diet, lifestyle and investing in a high fat burning piece of fitness equipment first e.g. treadmill, then using the toning belt to shape up. Fitness equipment and toning belts are not going to help much if you are eating far more than you burn off with your fitness exercise selection. For the majority of people the Toning Belt is a great addition to the fitness exercise routine and a very handy piece of fitness equipment.


The importance of exercise is being recognized increasingly day by day. We can perform better in life when our mind and body are in good order. Our limbs need to be supple, active and obedient to the will. Exercise makes us fit in body and mind. It is a common knowledge that the Greeks excelled in shaping the human body most gracefully and beautifully. The famous Olympics, held every fourth year, prove the importance given to sports and exercise. Exercise is an essential feature in human activity. Physical fitness is of utmost importance, both young and old. Regular exercise invariably ensures good health, fitness and, generally freedom from almost all kinds of ailments which find easy victims among people who take no physical exercise and are lazy, indolent or desk-bound or book-worms. Ailing bodies never make up sharp brains. Exercise is necessary to ensure fitness.

For youth, regular fitness exercise with gym equipment like exercise bikes, spin bike, elliptical trainer and many more provides a healthy channel for diversion of energies. It ensures constructive sublimation. Misdirection of youthful vigor is lessened and the tendency to indulge in indiscipline and mischief, disruptive activity of various kinds is curbed, thus leading to the foundation of a healthy society. Exercise is a safe and a wholesome outlet for the aggressive spirit in human beings.

The society where most of its members exercise regularly with fitness equipments like cross trainer, recumbent bikes, rowing machine etc., is sure to benefit fruitfully. If you are strongly determined to be fit and in shape, your will becomes the will of God, and there will be no stopping. When the spirit is determined, the flesh can never lag behind. The body is a tool and spirit is the Master. When the master is determined, no one can stop him. Once you are determined to stay fit through exercise at commercial gym or home gym, you will pursue your heart relentlessly, ruthlessly with a singleness of a purpose! The unsuccessful folks are like cats that wish to eat the fish but dare not wet their feet! Active people love challenges and overcome them. They are determined, hopeful, dashing, and positive in attitude, agile, active and makers of their own destiny. It is a bad carpenter who blames his tools. Irresolute people always make a mess. The power to achieve what you desire is within you. Success is important, but efforts are more important.


When you’re exercising yoga, there are some yoga skills you have to understand and implement. No one is able to flee and be exempt from harsh maladies so the most beneficial method to allude it is to train so as to prolong healthiness.

Yoga is regarded as to the supreme technique to stay strong and in shape. The most beneficial plus concerning it is you could use in your home or wherever you desire to use it. Doing this you harness your valuable time since you can exercise it whensoever you like.

A lot of practitioners like training yoga to sustain a helpful and fit lifestyle.


Bodyweight exercises are some of the most incredible fat burning workouts you can do. The reason for this is they don’t rely on isolation movements like weight lifting does. When you perform a body weight exercise you are typically using every muscle in your body. This means that you are burning the maximum amount of fat possible. What follows below is a body weight exercise routine that will help melt the fat off your body like butter under a blowtorch. It’s tough though so if it’s your first time go easy!

Mountain Climbers – To perform this bodyweight exercise bend over and put both hands on the ground. Next, stretch your right leg behind you with your left leg tucked into your chest. Now simply bring your right knee to a position under your chest while you extend your left leg behind you. Repeat this motion quickly back and forth. It should almost look like you are a sprinter running in place, although of course you are not moving at all. Perform this exercise 25 times.

The Prisoner Squat – Perform this exercise by putting your hands behind your head like your a prisoner. Then simply bend your knees to squat down then stand back up again. Breathe out as you go bend your knees, breathe in as you stand up. The reason you do this is you should consider your lungs to be like an accordion. When you bend down you are squeezing your lungs (somewhat) so you will want to exhale the air. When you stand back up you are increasing the size of your lungs which is when you will want to breathe in. Perform 15 repetitions of this body weight exercise.