Why Choose an Elliptical Machine for your workout?

Here’s part of a good extract on the benefits of using an Elliptical Machine for your workout:

The elliptical machine is good for all ages and fitness levels (barring those who are injured), says New York City-based fitness expert Amie Hoff. “It’s a very easy motion and can give people a sense of security,” she says—which can be particularly helpful to gym newbies who may be intimidated by other equipment. Bonus: You don’t need a manual to understand how to use it.

The elliptical machine is softer on the body in general—and that’s pretty major for people with joint, knee, and lower back issues, Hoff says. The gliding motions are low impact, but can also have major payoffs.

But it’s up to you. One study suggests exercising on an elliptical machine leads to similar fitness improvements as hitting the treadmill or a Stairmaster . They key? Making sure you work as hard (read: keep that intensity UP) and as long as you would on the other two machines. In other words: no coasting! Hoff suggests challenging yourself by cranking up the incline (which works the booty a little more) for three to four minutes, then decreasing the incline as you increase speed, and alternating until you’ve completed your routine.

The elliptical is good for all ages and fitness levels (barring those who are injured), says New York City-based fitness expert Amie Hoff. “It’s a very easy motion and can give people a sense of security,” she says—which can be particularly helpful to gym newbies who may be intimidated by other equipment. Bonus: You don’t need a manual to understand how to use it.

To find out more information and read the full article  click on the link below

http://greatist.com/move/elliptical-benefits

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