3 Common Mistakes When Buying A Treadmill

Written by Kathryn O'Neill


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Although price is an important factor, your health isrepparttar most important factor. And a treadmill is an investment in your health.

Do you want to wreck your joints or give yourself permanent back problems just to save a couple hundred bucks?

Unfortunately, this happens all too often. I know of one woman who did permanent damage to her hips because she bought a cheap treadmill with cheap cushioning and then ran on it. Within 4 months, she was in so much pain, she couldn't even walk on her treadmill.

But it doesn't have to be this way. You CAN find a high quality treadmill for a reasonably low price - if you know where to look.

While it's true that not all of us can afford a $4000 commercial treadmill, there are higher quality treadmills out there for under $1500 and even some under $1000. Don't sacrifice your health just to save a buck.

Bonus Mistake #4): Not Considering Your OWN Personal Workout Needs Before Buying

Thatís great that you found a quality treadmill for $999. But have you consideredrepparttar 136087 fact that you are 6 feet tall and that treadbelt is only 52Ē long?

When shopping for a treadmill, many people fall intorepparttar 136088 trap of ONLY looking at treadmills and never looking at themselves.

For example, are you tall or are you planning to run a lot? Then you need to make surerepparttar 136089 treadbelt is at least 55".

Are you, or is someone in your household a little onrepparttar 136090 sturdy side? Then itís probably best to get a treadmill especially built to take heavier weights.

Do you have back problems or a weak back? Then if you want a folding treadmill, it might be better to purchase one with a power folding option so that you can reducerepparttar 136091 strain of heavy lifting.

Remember to consider your own needs when looking at treadmills

Regardless of which treadmill you choose - try to steer clear of these common mistakes and you'll save yourself a load of grief (and a ton of money!) Good luck and have fun!

Kathryn O'Neill is contributing editor for Treadmill Reviews

For more buying tips, brand reviews, and best buys visit http://www.treadmillreview.net


The Secret of Weight Loss

Written by Don L. Price


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Your stomach will have a chance to tell your mind that you are full and satisfied and that you require a smaller amount of food than before. It can takerepparttar same amount of time to eat a small amount of food as it does to eat a large amount.

WEEK FOUR: Get rid of bad emotions and frustrations. if you have a problem or transaction that you are working on, clear your mind before you eat. Eating out of frustration is a very common bad habit.

WEEK FIVE: Think aboutrepparttar 135986 food you eat, especiallyrepparttar 135987 flavor.

WEEK SIX: Leave something on your plate (besides your fork). Weíre conditioned to clean everything from our plates and programmed to believe that cleaning our plates will help starving children elsewhere inrepparttar 135988 world or that itís a sin to waste food.

OTHER ATTITUDES TO CONSIDER

1. Refer to diets as menus.

2. Refer to losing weight as eliminating weight permanently.

3. Use smaller plates and glasses.

4. Serve yourself smaller portions.

5. Use one room inrepparttar 135989 house in which to eat, perhaps even one chair.

6. Keep a diary ofrepparttar 135990 food you eat.

In addition to these exercises, it is important that you utilizerepparttar 135991 techniques learned in altered- states (hypnosis) to effect habit change and visualize exactlyrepparttar 135992 way you want to look.

Imagine yourself standing on your bathroom scale and looking down atrepparttar 135993 weight you want to be.

Some sample weight control suggestions:

1. I weigh ___ pounds and am slim, healthy, and attractive.

2. I eat only those healthful, nutritious foods that allow me to maintain my weight at ___ pounds.

3. I eat my meals slowly and enjoy every bite. I taste and savor my food better than ever before.

4. The desire to eliminate fat from my body is stronger than ever before. I am, on a daily basis, eating less and enjoying food more, andrepparttar 135994 desire to eliminate weight is stronger thanrepparttar 135995 desire to eat.

5. I see myself as being slim, trim, firm and solid. I think thin.

6. I am staying satisfied for longer periods of time. The desire to eliminate unnatural fat from my body is stronger than my desire to eat. I see fattening eating behavior and I have no desire to indulge in such behavior. I enjoy being slim, trim, thin and slender.

By utilizing these behavior modification suggestions you will completely re-educate your eating habits and will have formed a successful pattern for creating and maintaining a slim, trim, permanent new shape.

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Don L. Price -- Business and Positive Change Strategist -- International Speaker and Author Ė He speaks on Optimizing Your Power to Succeed, with Strategic Performance Marketing and Closing Power, Winning Presentation Techniques and Life Enrichment Through Self Hypnosis. Don can be reach at: 1800Succeed (800-782-2333) www.donlprice.com


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