What Is the Best All Around Exercise Machine?

The treadmill offers a wide variety of benefits.
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There are dozens of different exercise machines available on the market and new ones being introduced everyday. Each claim to be better than the rest, and while it’s true that some do offer unique benefits, the traditional treadmill continues to be the best all-around exercise machine. Not only does it offer fat and calorie burning benefits, it also improves heart health, bone density and lower body strength.

Turn on the Treadmill

Step 1

Press the "Start" or "Go" button to initialize the treadmill. Choose the intensity you want to use by pressing the corresponding buttons on the control panel. If you are new to exercising begin with a very low intensity such as two or three. You can gradually increase this speed during your workout if you find it too easy.

Step 2

Choose the incline you want to use by pressing the corresponding buttons on the control panel. Walking on a higher incline is more challenging, but it is also a great way to strengthen your glute muscles. You can adjust the incline throughout your workout.

Step 3

Choose the length of your workout and press the start button. You can end your workout before the allotted time if you find you are getting too tired.

Choose a Workout

Step 1

If you are new to exercising, choose a steady workout, whether it is walking or jogging. This will get your joints and muscles accustomed to the movement of the treadmill. Running on the machine is considered a high-impact movement because your feet are pounding against the belt. This type of movement also increases your bone density.

Step 2

For a bigger fat burn, opt for the interval mode, if your machine has one. This will include a period of faster running or jogging followed by a less intense recovery period of walking. If your machine does not offer this mode, you can make your own interval workout by increasing and decreasing the speed of your machine in 30 second to 1 minute intervals.

Step 3

Choose higher incline modes for additional glute and leg strengthening benefits. Avoid leaning on the treadmill control panel or holding on to the side handles to maximize these strength benefits.

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