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• Precor – Precor treadmills have a patented system to absorb shock of impact, have cool and quiet motors, and a quick start feature. These quality machines also specialize in providing a variety of programs to challenge and motivate you (anywhere from five to eighteen programs, depending on model). You can be sure of finding a program that is perfect for you, and you can change to another when you are ready to move on.
• Spirit – Spirit treadmills are best fold-up machines on market and they also have preset programs that adjust speed and incline according to your heart rate, or you can customize a program.
It is important to vary your programs in order to motivate yourself to improve your conditioning, or to increase your body strength, or to help you with weight loss or weight maintenance:
• Try walking backwards on machine at an easy pace.
• Walk at various speeds with mirrors in front and beside you to check your style, posture, technique, etc.
• Begin by walking or running for five minutes, and then step off treadmill and do one minute of crunches, push-ups, lunges, and any other exercises that appeal to you, and then back on again and repeat until you have exercised for your usual length of time.
• After walking or running for ten minutes, step off and do ten minutes of stretching or weight training and then back on again, and repeat as desired.
• Light some candles, burn some incense and turn on spa music to walk off your stress.
• Walk or run in nude (make sure curtains are closed).
In fact, anything you can think of that adds variety to your workout and keeps you interested is worth trying.
Information about brands, models, and features of individual machines, as well as comparisons of various models are available online by consulting treadmill reviews and information on Internet. Remember that online retailers don’t have storefront expenses that are standard for most sports equipment outlets, and so they are able to offer you, customer, brand name machines, both new and used, at big savings. Make sure there is a warranty of some kind in place if you buy a used, discount, or factory refurbished treadmill. Same-day shipping is sometimes offered, or shipping within three to five days, and sometimes cost is included in price.
There are countless benefits to be gained by engaging in daily treadmill workouts. You will increase your bone density, your endurance, your cardio fitness, and your general health. Exercising is psychologically rewarding because it increases your feelings of accomplishment and well being, and, therefore, is good for your mental health. The investment in a treadmill offers big rewards. Let us help you find what you need and start you on road to improved physical and mental health. You will be happy with results.
Laura Gray is currently freelance writing and enjoys providing information and moneysaving tips to consumers who are looking for treadmills or discount treadmills.