With her recent endorsement of the NordicTrack Incline Trainer, Jillian Michaels’ fitness empire grows again. She’s probably the biggest name in fitness and training right now. She’s got that rare star quality that if she says it, people listen. And in this case, that’s good, because she truly is making a difference in the health of our country.
The new treadmill from NordicTrack inclines by 40 percent, allowing you to burn calories five times as fast as you would while walking on a regular treadmill. In the opening scenes of the Biggest Loser seven premiere, Jillian screamed “take a walk!”, simply wanting people to get up and move more. This treadmill will do just that, by allowing you to turn a walk into a serious calorie-burning workout. Read Full Post >
Christmas time is here at last and shopping for the perfect gift is hard to do sometimes. I have a few friends that are shopping for treadmills this year and want to know which treadmill they should purchase. First, you need to figure out what you are looking for in a treadmill and what you will be using it for. Are you walking, jogging, or do you need incline or decline? Next, you need to find a treadmill that has the right motor/horsepower that can handle your body weight. And lastly, you need to find the best treadmill for the least amount of money. Be careful, you get what you pay for and sometimes the best treadmill costs a little more.
I have researched the treadmill market up and down and I have found that the Proform 4.5 is one of the best products for the least amount of money. I believe it is on sale for under $600. This treadmill is packed with features including a 2.75 horsepower motor which can handle up to three hundred pounds of weight, custom display, iPod dock with speakers, and a great warranty.
Finding the right treadmill is like finding the right workout; you need to find what works for you and go with it. Good Luck and feel free to ask if you have any questions!!
America is the land of ingenuity. You are free to invent anything you like, and if enough people are as intrigued by the idea as you, you can be an overnight success. For every inventor of the “Electric Knife,” or “Sliced Bread,” there is this: The Traveling Treadmill. Well, that’s not the official name. It is, in essence, what the creators of SpeedFit have wrought.
In 2005, endocrinologist Dr. James Levine of the Mayo Clinic led a study showing that lean people burn about 350 more calories a day than those who are overweight, by doing things like fidgeting, pacing, or just routine things like walking to the copier.
Wow, a little nervous energy may be a good thing for your health.
So this gave Dr. Levine an idea: Why not develop a treadmill-style work area for cubicle dwellers?
Levine constructed the first known treadmill desk (which would end up being dubbed The Walkstation) by sliding a bedside hospital tray over a $400 treadmill.
Dr. Levine’s Walkstation costs about $4,000 and comes in 36 laminate finishes with an ergonomically curved desktop. The first thing that probably comes to mind is “who wants to sweat when you’re working.” Well, they have you covered.
You can get plenty of benefit without breaking a sweat. You can burn an estimated 100-130 calories an hour at speeds slower than two miles an hour, according to research. For some, it totals about five miles of walking during each work day.