Choosing The Right Exercise Equipment To Keep Fit Over 40

By: Allison Thompson

Using exercise equipment is a great way of getting fit. The equipment can come in many forms and at many different prices. In this article we will have a look at a number of different types of fitness equipment available that can be used just as successfully at home as in the gym. There are many types of exercise equipment that could fall into this category but taking into account the amount of space available in the average home and the amount of money the average person has available for exercise equipment we will focus on just 4.

The Treadmill

This particular piece of exercise equipment is becoming ever more popular with home owners along with being available to use at any time at their local gym. Today you can choose between many different types from the most basic version right through to the top of the range ones which allows you to run a specialist program for it through your PC. However what is important is that the one you choose to purchase is solidly constructed and comes with a very smooth walking action to it. Also the belt needs to be wide enough so that you able to both walk and run on it comfortably when it has been set at an incline. Plus the machine you purchase needs to come with a safety cut off system. Generally this system is controlled by you inserting a small key into the machine and which has a rope attached to it which then connects to the user (normally on their wrist). Then if at anytime should an incident occur the key will come out as the rope is pulled and this will then automatically stop the treadmill.

Elliptical Trainer

This particular piece of fitness equipment is ideal for those people who are looking for an exercise that is low in impact and therefore will not put too much stress on the bones in their legs. Also this particular type of machine is very easy to use so even some one who is completely new to exercise will have no problems with using it. Plus as time goes by and a person's fitness levels improve they can use this machine to increase the intensity of their work out session. It also provides them with the chance to increase how much resistance they use in order to make the muscles in their legs and arms work much harder.

Exercise Bikes

For those of you who are actually looking for a more comfortable way to exercise then this piece of equipment may be just what you are looking for. Not only does it take up very little space but it allows you to do your exercise in a comfortable and relaxing way. This particular piece of fitness equipment is ideal for those who are only just starting to get back into exercising and getting healthy.

The final piece of exercise equipment we are now going to take a look at is one which can get a person in to shape and is great for using in the comfort of your own home.

Swiss (Exercise) Ball

For many years this particular piece of exercise equipment has been extremely popular in gyms, but is now steadily growing popular for use in the comfort of a person's own home. Many people only think this piece of equipment has been around for a few years, but in fact it was first designed and used during the 1960's. Mainly during the 1960's this piece of equipment was used by therapists in order to help children with muscular dystrophy to improve their balance and co-ordination. But now as we know every body else has begun to realize how beneficial it can be to them as well.

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