|An informational guide to selecting high-quality fitness and health exercise equipment.|
Fitness, Health and Exercise Equipment Today
Get Fit and Exercise at Home
According to studies done recently on the health, fitness and exercise habits of adults today, most of us should be exercising more. HHS’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report in mid-2003 that shows about 1 in 5 American adults engage in a high level of overall physical activity, including both activity at work and during leisure time. At the other end of the spectrum, about 1 in 4 American adults engage in little or no regular physical activity. It is safe to say most of us could use more exercise.
Some choose to go to the gym to use the latest exercise equipment and health tools. That's great! But others just can't schedule the time and need their exercise equipment at home. Fortunately, there are a large number of valuable fitness exercise equipment resources available and with the Internet or phone, you can get the latest exercise equipment delivered right to your front door. The only obstacle at that point is to use the exercise equipment you have delivered. It is difficult to make a lot of fitness progress when the fitness equipment isn't used. Most people are probably guilty of this. You can tell by how much fitness equipment can be found in the classified section of your local newspaper. For the best deals, check in February or March after the new years resolutions have faded.
Fitness Facts You Should Now
1. Studies have
suggested that walking at a brisk pace for three or more hours a week
can reduce your risk for coronary heart disease by 65 percent.
8. To address all the components of fitness, an exercise program needs to include aerobic exercise, which is continuous repetitive movement of large muscle groups that raises your heart rate; weight lifting or strength training; and flexibility exercises or stretching.
9. Walking at a brisk pace (a 15-minute mile or 4 mph) burns almost as
many calories as jogging for the same distance. The benefit of jogging
is that it takes less time to cover the same distance and it benefits
the bones; however, it may be too strenuous for some.
Be Careful: Start out Easy
When you do decide on the exercise equipment you need and order it, it is a good idea not to just jump right in and go for it. You need to exercise in accordance with your personal fitness abilities and limitations. Using exercise equipment incorrectly can do more harm than good in some cases. So, be careful at first.
There are some issues to
be considered before jumping into an exercise regimen.
Talk to your doctor about
how much exercise is right for you. You might also want to discuss what
exercise equipment may be best for your current physical condition. A good
goal for many people is to work up to exercising 4 to 6 times a week for
30 to 60 minutes at a time. Remember, though, that exercise has so many
benefits that any amount is better