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With our unpredictable weather and heavy down pours, i am finding it hard to get out for a good walk esp. having a young bub in a pram - so i have been thinking towards getting some equipment for home.
I did once have an exercise bike - but grew bored with it and it just collected dust:D
What do people have and do you use it often? (eg treadmill, weights)
I bought a cheap crappy exercise bike.. i could never get into it either. It became a dust gatherer too!
I got a tredmil through a rent to buy thing. I find it easier to keep motivated wtih that.. just get out the ipod and go for a walk.
Go for something nice and quiet so you can watch the TV or something at the same time - some treadmills are heaps loud.....spesh when you run on them.....
My parents have this airwalk thing which is pretty cool but it really doesn't feel like you are doing much!
I want a treadmill.. generally thats the sort of thing I'd actually want to do more often.
Have a bike here, dust gatherer as well.
Had an airwalker ages ago, wonderful things! I loved it.. bugger tho with very young curious kid at the time, but thats really a complication with all equipment
I'm just going to hop right in and brag about elliptical machines, and I don't even own one yet.
Benefits of an elliptical machine:
(Good ol' google).
Reduces stress on the joints of the lower body.
Promotes cell growth in the bones of the lower body and spine thus helping ward off the debilitating effects of osteoporosis.
Results in a cardiovascular efficiency that produces an equivalent training effect as other forms of exercise, but over a shorter period of time.
Elliptical trainers can get your heart rate up quickly and keep you in good cardiovascular condition.
Elliptical cross trainers burn more calories and make you feel like you have been on a brisk walk with all the benefits of a good jogging session.
It's ideal for losing weight because it burns more calories then a treadmill or exercise bike. If you are overweight it helps you burn calories while you seem to be leisurely gliding along.*Anticipates her ellipticals arrival*
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