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Tips on Buying Home Exercise Equipment

treadmill

You’ve just turned the TV off, but that “But wait, there’s more!” phrase keeps ringing in your head. Infomercials on home exercise equipment are a dime a dozen, so it’s pretty easy to be swayed by that catchy, manly voice on air. If you’re looking to buy one for yourself, first think about these things:

Identify your fitness goals. Do you want to trim certain areas of your body, or are you looking for a good cardio workout machine? Search among the various exercise equipment to see which one will help you best achieve your goals.

Will you enjoy using the exercise equipment? Is it safe to use alone?

Does the equipment look sturdy enough to last?

What storage options does the equipment have? Is there enough room in your place to stash it away when not in use?

At the end of the day, it will all boil down to whether or not you will actually use that piece of equipment. Whether it’s a treadmill or a stationary bike, it will be utterly useless if you don’t use it. Once you get results, then you’ll be able to determine the value of what you bought.

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Exercise to minimize menstrual cramps

Sit on the floor with the soles of your feet together and your legs relaxed so your knees droop to the ground.

Place your thumbs on your arches, wrapping your hands around your feet. Gently press and rub the tender spots on your arches for five minutes.

These pressure points stimulate your brain to produce pain-killing endorphins while dilating pelvic blood vessels to improve blood flow and flush out inflammation-triggering hormones. The same pressure on your belly would cause more pain, since those tissues are already tender and inflamed. ivillage.com

Summer workout

summer workout

You’re excited to don your newly purchased swimwear, but realized you need to trim down a bit to fit into your swimsuit. An effective workout is what you need to seriously address the extra pounds.

  • Before you enrol in any fitness program this summer, you have to consider your body system. There is fitness program that is cut for the body type that you have. A workout instructor will help you on this.
  • Try to look for a friend that is willing to be your fitness buddy.
  • Be able to have a complete detail of your exercise and diet schedule. Stick to your schedule if you must.
  • Set realistic goals to avoid crush diet and over exercise.
  • Test yourself for numerous fitness challenges, but be careful not to overdo yourself.
  • Engage in moderate exercise if you can to prevent injury and to maximize performance for a better result.

Share this if you find these tips helpful. I hope it will guide you in your mission to be fit this summer.

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