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Many people choose to exercise with fitness machines such
as treadmills, stair-climbers, stationary bicycles, and cross-country skiing
machines. These all offer aerobic conditioning and may also strengthen
Fitness machines can be great for exercising when the
weather is bad or days are short. You may also like the fact that these
machines let you control the intensity of your activity and may give you
information about your heart rate, calories burned, or miles covered. Fitness
machines are safe and handy, but they can be boring. Listening to music,
watching TV, or exercising with a friend may make it more fun.
Advertising for fitness products often promises large gains with
little effort. This is a promise that sounds good but is rarely true. Before you buy, think about these tips:
October 26, 2011
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Heather Chambliss, PhD - Exercise Science
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