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Whittle your waistline with ellipticals from Kmart
You know that feeling of accomplishment that comes from completing a workout? Ellipticals can help you get that feeling more often. Many people fail to exercise because they don't have the time. When you consider how long it takes to drive to the gym, change in the locker room, wait in line for your favorite machine, work out, then get dressed again and drive home, it's no wonder people find it hard to exercise. Getting a home elliptical machine, on the other hand, makes it easy. You can put it in the living room so you can watch TV, or in the basement so you can exercise in privacy.
Elliptical machines mainly work your leg muscles. They use a motion similar to running or cycling, which means that you're using your thighs, calves, hamstrings and butt to keep yourself moving. Many ellipticals also feature moving handles that allow you to bring your upper body into the equation, too; by pushing and pulling with your arms, you can also tone the muscles in your arms, shoulders, chest, back and core. If you really want to build some muscle mass, consider supplementing your elliptical workouts with some weight lifting using dumbbells and barbells. Strengthening your muscles can help reduce falls, improve bone health, improve mobility and help you open stubborn pickle jars.
One of the benefits of elliptical trainers is their smooth, low-impact motion. Your feet never land hard on the ground when you're using an elliptical, the way they would if you were running on various treadmills. Instead they're cycling around and around, which is a motion that might be more comfortable if your joints are sore, weak or creaky. The smooth motion of an elliptical also makes them relatively quiet, which means you're less likely to disturb the other people in your house.
Finally, think about some of the special features and accessories that can help make your workout more enjoyable. If you tend to get bored while exercising, you might like an elliptical with a tablet holder. This will allow you to use your tablet while you work out to watch movies, play games, or read a book. Heart monitors allow you to monitor your intensity so you can keep your heart rate in a healthy zone. Finally, gym flooring is a must-have protective accessory if you have wood floors.
Getting an effective workout doesn't have to mean braving the cold, sitting in traffic and paying high gym fees. Equip your home with a high-quality elliptical and get in the best shape of your life while catching up on your favorite shows. Browse through our selection at Kmart for a wide variety of elliptical trainers from trusted brands like Stamina, ProForm and Yowza Fitness.