3 Common Mistakes When Buying A Treadmill

Written by Kathryn O'Neill

Buying a treadmill? Congratulations on making an investment in your health!

But if you want to save yourself lots of pain and loads of money, steer clear of these 3 common mistakes that most treadmill buyers make when purchasing:

#1) Getting Taken in byrepparttar Icing

The 'icing' is all ofrepparttar 136087 non-essential treadmill goodies that some lesser-quality treadmills offer you. These are meant to hiderepparttar 136088 fact thatrepparttar 136089 essential factors of a quality machine arenít there.

So what if itís only a 1.5 HP motor Ė it comes with a free heart rate monitor! That 90 day warranty doesn't matter Ė it gives you 30 workout programs!

This is like buying a cake after only seeingrepparttar 136090 icing and then finding out thatrepparttar 136091 icing is ALL there is. Focus onrepparttar 136092 core essentials of a quality treadmill first - then enjoyrepparttar 136093 goodies.

#2) The Old Motor Horsepower Trick

Some not-so-savory treadmill manufacturers or stores will try to impress you withrepparttar 136094 peak duty motor power. Wow - you think - a 3.0 HP motor.

However, what they're not telling you is that there are 2 measures of motor power: Peak Duty Horsepower AND Continuous Duty Horsepower.

Peak Duty Horsepower isrepparttar 136095 power potential ofrepparttar 136096 motor Ėrepparttar 136097 highest power it can run at. Howeverrepparttar 136098 treadmill cannot sustain this power and it will soon start to overheat. So this measurement is essentially useless to you.

Continuous Duty Horsepower is a more accurate measure ofrepparttar 136099 motor power. This isrepparttar 136100 power at whichrepparttar 136101 treadmill can continually, steadily operate for 24 hours without slowing down. Thus, this isrepparttar 136102 more accurate number to gage motor power.

I know of one extremely popular treadmill right now that is doing this and unfortunately people are buying it in droves because it seems like such a good buy.

Donít be fooled by a 3 HP peak duty horsepower rating whenrepparttar 136103 Continuous Duty HP is only 1.5 HP! Just remember thatrepparttar 136104 motor isrepparttar 136105 most expensive part ofrepparttar 136106 treadmill to fix.

#3) Considering Price to berepparttar 136107 Most Important Factor

The Secret of Weight Loss

Written by Don L. Price

Inrepparttar medical community, "obesity" is generally said to be present in women with more than 30% body fat and men with more than 25% body fat. "Morbid obesity," a more serious condition still, occurs when a person is 50-100% or 100 pounds above his or her ideal body weight or has more than 39% body fat. Medical problems commonly associated with morbid obesity include diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, certain cancers (including breast and colon cancer), depression, and osteoarthritis.

Obesity amongrepparttar 135986 American population is a serious epidemic. The results of a 1999-2000 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey indicate that an estimated 64% of U.S. adults are either overweight or obese.

Millions of people approach weight control, focusing onrepparttar 135987 symptom. The symptom beingrepparttar 135988 weight itself. These people put all their energy into baking it off, working it off, starving it off, or all kinds of fad diets.

They all experiencerepparttar 135989 ups and downs onrepparttar 135990 weight charts and scale. This makes for a lot of upset and depressed people who think that they will never solverepparttar 135991 problem of eliminating, permanently, those excess pounds and inches.

The only time that anyone has to be concerned with weight control is when they are eating. The fact ofrepparttar 135992 matter is that people are concerned with weight before they eat and they beat themselves up after they eat. While people are eating there is no concern.

We spend a small amount of time each day eating and that isrepparttar 135993 only time that people have to increase their conscious awareness and focus on developing proper eating habits.

If you are overweight, you may be so because you formed a habit of eating improperly.

By re-educating your eating habits, you will find that you still enjoy eating and for much more positive reasons. You'll eliminate weight -- and you won't regain it.

The plan is very basic, simple, and easy. Every week, for a period of six weeks, you are going to practice a new and different mental exercise to help you change your eating habits.

WEEK ONE: Sit down to eat and drink. Even if it's only a piece of gum or a sip of water, sit down! This will help eliminaterepparttar 135994 unconscious snacking that is so much a part of being overweight. This also eliminates tasting foods for those who cook.

WEEK TWO: Relax! Take a minute to breathe comfortably and be thankful forrepparttar 135995 food in front of you. This will help you become aware ofrepparttar 135996 foods that you eat andrepparttar 135997 way in which you eat them.

WEEK THREE: Chew your food well. Sip your drinks. Take small bites. Depending on what you are eating, chew from 25 to 40 times with each mouthful. By consuming small portions and eating more slowly, your taste buds will have a chance to getrepparttar 135998 full and wonderful flavor fromrepparttar 135999 nutritious foods you are eating.

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