Getting the right elliptical for your body and budget!

Don’t Join the 79,051 Injured Yearly by Fitness Equipment 

Elliptical Safety Tips

In 2015, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, suffered the loss of her husband, Dave Goldberg, who was killed in a tragic treadmill accident.

Accidents can and do happen, but if you prepare yourself properly you can use exercise equipment to safely get a great workout.

Whether you are new to the elliptical or consider yourself a pro, safety is extremely important. Just because you’ve used an elliptical before doesn’t mean you can get lazy in this department. Home exercise equipment is a heavy-duty piece of machinery and things can go wrong in the blink of an eye.

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And Other Awesome Reasons to Focus on Your Breath 

You know breathing is important, this is not big news to anyone. But did you know that the simple act of breathing can help boost your metabolism, relieve stress and burn fat?

We’ve talked about how to utilize proper breathing techniques to ensure you’re getting the most out of every breath. Now we are going to look at why you should really make sure that you’re using those techniques to reap major benefits.

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The “How and Why” Behind LISS Cardio

Whether you are new to exercising or you’re looking to change up your normal routine, LISS cardio may be just the ticket.

Hang on… LISS?  Yes, another acronym has stormed the world of fitness.  Just like popular HIIT workouts, this new type of cardio can help you get better results.

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How to Get The Most From Every Breath

Breathing is important. You know that. But did you know your breathing can make a huge difference when you’re doing cardio?

Proper breathing can increase your performance during a workout and even help you deal with physical and mental stress.

The average person takes around 23,000 breaths per day. So why not get the most from every single inhalation?  That’s why we’ve decided to come up with these breathing tips to help you get the most from your cardio workout.

Now, let’s take a closer look…

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How 30 Minutes a Day Can Make a World of Difference

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We all know that cardiovascular exercise is super important. The American Heart Association tells us to get a minimum of 30 minutes per day to keep feeling young.  And doctors tell us that cardio saves lives!

But what if there’s more to the story? What if getting that cardio in each day has more benefits that you ever realized?

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What are the Risks of Exercising Outdoors in Poor Air Quality?

Exercising outdoors definitely has its perks!  Fresh air and Vitamin D from the sun can be refreshing after a day spent working inside.  However, it’s important to consider how fresh that air really is…

Are you breathing in air pollution during your run?

Since air quality can vary from day to day and between regions, here are some FAQs to make sure your outside time is helping and not hurting your fitness.

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“Age” is Just a Number: So Don’t Let It Hold You Back!

myths about age and exerciseA long list of excuses shouldn’t stop you from exercising after a certain age. Health and fitness are possible at ANY age and actually becomes more and more important as the years go by.

So, why do so many people just surrender at a certain point?

It all comes down to some long standing myths that people believe about exercise and aging.  And, we’re here to debunk those mis-beliefs!

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Don’t Let These Common Errors Stop You From Getting Your Best Workout!

common elliptical mistakesAn elliptical is a great way to get a total body in your own home. But just like any other exercise equipment, you have to make sure you’re using it properly to reap the benefits.

We’ve put together a list of common mistakes that people make on an elliptical that will not only lower the effectiveness of your workout, but can also lead to injury.

Avoiding these common blunders will ensure that you get the most out of every minute of your elliptical session.

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Avoid that Snooze Button and Give Yourself a Morning Jumpstart!

workout in the morningDespite the best of intentions, it can be hard to drag yourself out of bed when your alarm goes off so you can workout in the morning.

You hit the snooze button once…twice…three times and suddenly your morning time has been used up. Now it’s too late for a workout and you’re rushing out the door just to make it to work on time!

We have all been there…

But you don’t have to continue in that same vicious cycle.

Here are 7 energizing, clarifying, and healthy reasons to avoid the snooze button and jump onto the elliptical bright and early!

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Don’t Belief the ‘Fake News’ About Elliptical Trainers

Here at Fitness-Equipment-Source, we are passionate about educating people on the benefits of modern elliptical trainers.

So, let us help you out by debunking these 5 classic myths about elliptical trainers!

Myth #1 – Ellipticals are too easy

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Many people assume that a workout on an elliptical is not as effective as one on a treadmill, but this simply isn’t the case.

This study from the University of Nebraska shows that “when subjects exercise at the same RPE (rate of perceived exertion) on TM or EL, oxygen consumption and energy expenditure are similar in spite of a higher heart rate on the EL.”

The study shows us that “during cross training or noncompetition-specific exercise, an elliptical device is an acceptable alternative to a treadmill.”

This data also gives us another way to look at an elliptical workout. If you are maintaining the same heart rate on both the treadmill and the elliptical, the RPE on an elliptical will actually be lower.

In other words, you’re getting the same benefits, but it “feels” easier!

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