Many people choose to exercise with fitness machines such
as treadmills, stair-climbers, stationary bicycles, and cross-country skiing
machines. These all offer aerobic conditioning and may also strengthen
Fitness machines can be great for exercising when the
weather is bad or days are short. You may also like the fact that these
machines let you control the intensity of your activity and may give you
information about your heart rate, calories burned, or miles covered. Fitness
machines are safe and handy, but they can be boring. Listening to music,
watching TV, or exercising with a friend may make it more fun.
Advertising for fitness products often promises large gains with
little effort. This is a promise that sounds good but is rarely true. Before you buy, think about these tips:
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ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerHeather Chambliss, PhD - Exercise Science
Current as ofMarch 13, 2017
Current as of:
March 13, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Heather Chambliss, PhD - Exercise Science
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Last modified on: 8 September 2017