4 Reasons to Try an Elliptical Workout

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4 Reasons to Try an Elliptical Workout

When you begin a weight loss plan, you might focus primarily on nutrition and your eating plan. But of course, we know that putting together an exercise plan is just as important for dropping unwanted pounds as well as your overall health. If walking feels boring, or you’re otherwise looking for another form of exercise that is both fun and effective, we suggest that you check out the elliptical machines at the gym. An elliptical workout can be an effective addition to your overall workout plan because…

Elliptical machines work your entire body. You will work out both your arms and legs, meaning you get a better workout. Plus, you burn more calories with a full-body workout.

You can adjust an elliptical workout to suit your level of fitness. Exercise machines can be intimidating to many people, who believe only the super fit can successfully use them. But those computers installed on most modern equipment allow you to tailor your workouts to your ability. Adjust the difficulty and length of the workout to suit your needs, and continue to challenge yourself as you get into better shape.

Elliptical machines provide low-impact exercise. The smooth motion is gentle on joints, so you can prevent injuries that come from more high-impact workouts. Plus, the back-and-forth motion can prevent repetitive stress syndrome, which can happen when you use your muscles in one direction only.

Elliptical machines prevent low back pain. For some, exercise can be uncomfortable due to low back pain. When you choose the “incline” feature on an elliptical machine, you will work your posterior chain muscle which can help to reduce this type of discomfort. The incline feature helps you burn more calories, too!

Finally, many people say that elliptical workouts are fun. That can be important to your overall exercise plan, because we usually don’t stick with routines that are boring or uncomfortable.

If you have questions about your workout plan or overall weight loss plan, give us a call. We can screen you for underlying conditions to be sure that exercise is safe for you, and discuss nutrition so that you can reach your health and fitness goals.