Fitness is the Best Investment

Written by Joe Serpico

What if a trusted friend were to tell you about an investment where you could not possibly go wrong...what would be your reaction? And what if there was a vertitable mountain of credible information that supportedrepparttar investment claims...wouldn't you be inclined to take advantage ofrepparttar 144571 opportunity and not miss out onrepparttar 144572 rewards? Althoughrepparttar 144573 answer to these questions seems apparent, when it comes to investing in our health and quality of life we often choose to ignore what obviously works. Take for example, exercise...

Physical fitness may berepparttar 144574 ultimate investment opportunity. Think of it this way. If you are willing to makerepparttar 144575 commitment (investment), you will feel and look healthier, have an abundance of energy, be more self-confident, more productive and discover a more joyous and fulfilling life. These are rewards that money cannot buy andrepparttar 144576 basis of high quality living. Andrepparttar 144577 investment in exercise becomes even more attractive when you consider that there is absolutely no down-side risk. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose. How much better can it get? How many times can you remember ever having a better offer? Probably never, and yet many of us fail to act on this extraordinary opportunity. We simply choose to procrastinate or ignorerepparttar 144578 proven benefits of exercise!

Here are a few reasons that sometimes inhibit our willingness to "step out" and make a change or take a chance:

- Sometimes our vision gets clouded. We lose track of what is really important. Try to remember what you are trying to accomplish. Sometimes we get so caught up inrepparttar 144579 detail that we forget where we're going.

- If we look atrepparttar 144580 "big" picture, it can seem overwhelming. Andrepparttar 144581 biggerrepparttar 144582 task,repparttar 144583 more overwhelming it can seem. Breakrepparttar 144584 task apart into smaller pieces. Want to lose 50 pounds? Go for 10 pounds, five at a time! Need to start an exercise program? Begin with short, simple exercises and slowly expand your routine. The absolute worse approach to exercise is to overdo it when first startingrepparttar 144585 program. We seem to have this all or none mindset where we end up killing ourselvesrepparttar 144586 first few times out. We end up stiff, tired, disillusioned, and then we quit. Moderation isrepparttar 144587 key.

- Have you ever not wanted to start something for fear of failure? Takerepparttar 144588 first step and acknowledgerepparttar 144589 fear, thenrepparttar 144590 next step will come easier. Fear ofrepparttar 144591 unknown scares us so much we don't want to even begin. Once fears are acknowledged, they usually quiet down. Takingrepparttar 144592 first step allows us to go pastrepparttar 144593 fear and on torepparttar 144594 next step.

- Sometimes we start to think that a task is unpleasant or boring. Just like any other activity, this can also be true for exercise. There are days when we just plain lackrepparttar 144595 enthusiasm and motivation to continue. It's part of human nature. On days like these focus on 'why' you are doing it. Think about allrepparttar 144596 people you care about and who may need and rely on you. What would happen if you became ill or disabled and were unable to work for a period of time, or worse, if you were out ofrepparttar 144597 picture completely. How would things change? If something happened tomorrow, how would your family or business manage without you? What do you want your life to be like inrepparttar 144598 future? There are many tasks or chores we do, that we may not like, but are necessary to live a happy and productive life. Focus onrepparttar 144599 bigger picture.

Treadmill Comparison: 3 Things You Need To Know

Written by Kathryn O'Neill

If you're purchasing a treadmill you'll probably be making several treadmill comparisons when doing your research. Here are 3 things you must know when comparing treadmills in order to findrepparttar best one for you.

#1 Compare Apples To Apples

Don't compare prices between treadmills online and treadmills sold at a store. They are two different marketplaces, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.

When I was selling a Proform treadmill many years ago,repparttar 144438 gentleman buying it had gone online and seenrepparttar 144439 same model for less. I had to explain to him that this price was an online price only. Buying a treadmill online can sometimes be considerably cheaper, depending onrepparttar 144440 manufacturer, sales, closeouts, etc.

So when comparing treadmill prices side by side, make sure you compare online treadmills to online treadmills and store treadmills to store treadmills.

Also make sure you're comparingrepparttar 144441 same treadmill models. It sounds obvious but some brands have so many similar sounding models in their line-up it's easy to get confused!

#2 Knowrepparttar 144442 Key Ingredients to a High Quality Treadmill

Make sure you knowrepparttar 144443 top 4 key ingredients to a quality treadmill:

- Motor Power

- Stability

- Warranty

- Cushioning

The motor isrepparttar 144444 heart of your treadmill and adequate motor power is extremely important. Most experts recommend at least a 1.5 HP motor although I prefer a 2.0 HP or higher to ensure you don't burnrepparttar 144445 motor out (and then have to pay costly repair fees).

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