Low Impact Exercise on an Elliptical Machine

Amanda JocksOct 18, 2009 | edited Oct 21, 2009 - by @AmandaJocks

So often exercise machines at home are used for a week and then are left somewhere to gain dust because they are too hard to use or take too long before results occur. Or every time you use it you pull a muscle or experience pain. It is possible to get a machine that is low impact and effective, and that is by getting an elliptical machine. Using this machine is like having a personal trainer with you which is what has lead the machines to also being called elliptical trainers. Health and general fitness will improve rapidly.

You do not need to be a fitness expert either as the techniques that are used on elliptical machines are pretty simple to learn. These machines come with various health benefits including a weight bearing work out which experts agree is a great way to improve your fitness, the density of your bones as well as stronger muscles and burning off calories.

In case you are not sure what we mean by low impact, it simply means there is low impact on your joints and your bones. A lot of stress and impact can cause muscular strains and ligament fractures but even with a good work out on elliptical machines the foot cannot get away from the pedal.

Nowadays there is a lot of emphasis on cardiovascular exercises and using elliptical machines is one way to achieve that, so that a user is able to combine that with the weight bearing work out too. Cardio is a great way to burn off calories and weight bearing tones and gives muscle definition so whether you are looking to tone and firm up or to loose weight or of course both, then this machine can cover it.

In a busy world where people sometimes do not feel they have time for gyms using an elliptical machine can help you get fantastic results in very little time. You do not have to spend hours working out for little results anymore. So for those with hectic schedules and full lives these are a great way to keep fit and healthy from the comfort of your own home, with no need to worry about the impact on your bones or spending ages learning how to use the machine.

Before making an elliptical machine purchase, just visit my elliptical fitness equipment blog for the latest news and info on the subject. Today's pick: Octane Elliptical Trainer.

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Daniel Author Dec 03, 2009

One machine that isn't collecting dust at my place is called a Jym and I bought it from http://www.jym.me and it is doing wonders for my family and is great fun.

edited Dec 03, 2009 - by @Daniel28303
treadmill Author Oct 20, 2009

the elliptical is one of the best pieces of cardio equipment. It's helped me drop weight and been safe on my knees.

thanks for the info.

edited Oct 20, 2009 - by @treadmill29244
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