Harlingen, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/03/2014 -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48.4 percent of adults in 2011 met aerobic physical activity guidelines while only 24 percent met muscle-strengthening physical activity guidelines. Only 20.6 percent met the guidelines for both areas. "Anyone looking to increase the amount of aerobic physical activity they get on a regular may wish to look into a compact elliptical trainer," Frederick D. McMinn of Elliptical Consumers Inc (www.ellipticalconsumers.com) states.
Many, due to a lack of space in the home or office, choose to use a folding elliptical and find there are other benefits to purchasing a machine of this type. When one uses an elliptical machine, they place less stress on the joints, a common problem with those who use a treadmill regularly. The machine works all parts of the body and yet it doesn't take up much space, if one chooses a compact or folding model. As McMinn points out, many are concerned about the build quality of these smaller machines, yet there is no need to be.
Build quality needs to be a priority when choosing an elliptical or any type of workout equipment as this has an effect on the quality of the workout. In addition, inferior quality in the machine leads to more breakdowns, and the user won't see any benefit if they can't engage in their normal workout due to mechanical failure. "One thing to consider when choosing a compact or folding elliptical, however, is the weight limit of the machine as some only hold up to 200 pounds. This may limit the number of family members able to make use of the selected equipment," McMinn explains.
When choosing a machine, look for one that fits in the space available in the home or office. Check the weight limit of the machine, and be sure to read reviews before making a purchase. When possible, take the time to test the machine to ensure it is comfortable during use, and compare various features to find those desired in workout equipment. "Progress trackers and digital heart rate monitors are two features many choose to have in the machine. Consider all models available to find the one that best meets the needs of all users. With many models to select from, this isn't hard to do," McMinn declares.
About Elliptical Consumers Inc.
Elliptical Consumers Inc. focuses on the SOLE E35 ellipticals and provides information on health, fitness, and elliptical training. Featuring in-depth content on a wide range of issues related to health and fitness, the site strives to help readers make smart and informed decisions based on research. The goal continues to be to save consumers money and time while helping each find the best treadmill or elliptical for his or her needs.