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Several years ago elliptical exercisers were introduced to the fitness world and have since become very popular and very sophisticated. Over 6 million people now use elliptical exercisers as part of their regular routine.
Elliptical exerciser technology is relatively new. The word elliptical means oval shaped. The basic design of the elliptical exerciser uses oval pedaling motion for a smooth, elliptical movement that provides a low impact form of weight bearing exercise.
You begin by standing with your feet firmly planted in the movable footpads. The advantage of your feet being stationary makes this a smooth and non-jarring motion that is unique to the elliptical exerciser. Grab the handles and add the upper body movement for a total body workout. It is easy to learn and fun to use.
Elliptical exercisers provide a total body workout that is safe for beginners and will even challenge the more advanced athletes, creating a great cardiovascular workout. Because most people like to use these machines they are more likely to workout on a regular basis. Consistent exercise on the elliptical exerciser will help in attaining good overall cardiovascular health.
Elliptical motion feels very natural and compliments normal body movements only making it feel like the workout is easier. The elliptical exerciser is equal or greater than similar equipment such as the treadmill creating a safer workout. It reduces the harmful stress and impact on your muscles and joints.
With time a major concern in our daily lives, an elliptical exerciser can be very desirable. It provides a total body workout utilizing one machine therefore saving time in having to go from machine to machine to achieve the same effect for all the different areas of the body.
Studies have shown that generally the best fitness equipment provides weight bearing exercise that limits impact, has cardiovascular benefits and provides a total body workout. This makes an elliptical exerciser an ideal choice.
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