Fitness is the Best Investment

Written by Joe Serpico

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- Indecision can be defeating, but doing something is better than doing nothing. There are no wrong choices and very few choices that can't be undone or done again. Can't decide on a particular exercise program or routine? Pick a few exercises and start with something simple. If you don't like it, go on torepparttar next exercise.

- When you lackrepparttar 144571 confidence to start something new, take a deep breath and try to figure out why. Are you hesitating because you really lackrepparttar 144572 skill or is it just imagined? If it's real, try to find out where to gainrepparttar 144573 skills you need or find someone withrepparttar 144574 right skills who can help. Inrepparttar 144575 case of exercise, finding a qualified personal fitness trainer can sometimes dorepparttar 144576 trick, but be wary...some PFT's are overzealous and tend to start newcomers on programs that are too strenuous.

- Life just seems too busy to find time for some activities. Large, uninterrupted chunks of time are very hard to come by. And if we're honest, when they do come, we'd rather do something totally pleasurable! Exercise has to become part of your routine. It can't be an option. Make it a high priority justrepparttar 144577 same as your career, and other areas of interest. You will be surprised at how easy exercise becomes when approached this way!

- Have you ever subconsciously (or otherwise) invited distractions so that you have a "good" reason not to get something done? Sometimes it'srepparttar 144578 simple things like answeringrepparttar 144579 phone or sitting down to watch that "one" TV program, that distract us. When you find yourself doing this, take control ofrepparttar 144580 situation and make a conscious decision to do what you are avoiding.

To reaprepparttar 144581 benefits of exercise, or any other health related endeavor, you must agree to become a willing participant. This will require due diligence on your part. And remember, as you embark on your mission you are investing in something near and dear to your own heart...your life and a future of healthy living.

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Treadmill Comparison: 3 Things You Need To Know

Written by Kathryn O'Neill

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Stability ensures that your treadmill will not shake or wobble when you start to use it. (Why buy something you're too scared to use?)

The treadmill warranty will protect your investment and quality treadmills will include a warranty. (You shouldn't have to pay extra for a warranty - unless you want to, of course!)

Cushioning isrepparttar ability ofrepparttar 144438 treadmill to absorbrepparttar 144439 force of your step. Better cushioning means lower impact on your joints and ligaments. Cushioning is extremely important as poor cushioning can cause injury and muscle strain

#3) Know What YOU Need Before Comparing Treadmills

Many people get sold on all ofrepparttar 144440 'cool' features ofrepparttar 144441 treadmill - but never consider if they'll really use them.

For example we'd all love to own a commercial-grade, luxury treadmill - but for many people, it's MORE than they need. Onrepparttar 144442 other hand, a serious runner might actually need that kind of stability and cushioning in a treadmill.

If you don't really care about a heart rate monitor, why pay extra for it? If you know your 6'2" son will be running onrepparttar 144443 treadmill, remember to look for one with a longer running area and adequate user weight capacity.

By knowing what you you need before comparing treadmills, you'll save yourself a lot of time and frustration.

So there you have it - keep these 3 points in mind when comparing treadmills and you'll be well on your way to making an excellent treadmill purchase! Enjoy and have fun!

Kathryn O'Neill is the chief editor for Treadmill Review

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