How to Use the Elliptical for Fat Loss


The elliptical might just be the most used — and misused — piece of equipment at your gym. While the amount of calories you burn in any given elliptical workout depends on ramp height, resistance level and speed stride speed, you can burn usually burn about 270 to 400 calories in 30 minutes (see the sidebar for more info). And because your feet never leave the pedals, the elliptical provides a low-impact workout that is friendly to your joints and back, unlike a treadmill.

But if your goal is to get your heart rate high, work up a sweat and keep off excess pounds but all you’re doing is a steady 20- or 30-minute workout, you’re missing out on the machine’s potential.

“The elliptical is a powerhouse among cardio equipment because it allows you to use a large amount of muscle,” says Evan Johnson, a certified personal trainer in Storrs, CT.

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The 3 Types of Maca Root That Can Drive Your Health Forward

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Maca is one of the nature’s best superfoods. This root vegetable was initially cultivated in the higher altitudes of South America and has been used as a dietary staple and medicine for thousands of years. Maca root has traditionally been used for boosting libido, fertility, and stamina. It is also currently being investigated for its importance in dealing with issues such as osteoporosis and prostate related health issues.

Individuals suffering from metabolic syndrome, which are a series of conditions surrounding high blood pressure, heart conditions, and high cholesterol, may also benefit from maca ingestion. Some people have even begun to explore maca for its mood-altering phytochemicals, as there is evidence to suggest it was used as a treatment for depression.

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The Healing Power of Deep Relaxation

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Stress doesn’t have to be a constant in our everyday life, no matter what seems expected of us these days. Stress is meant to be a response by both our mind and our body to a particular experience; it never was designed to be a constant underlying emotion affecting our quality of life over a prolonged period.

Unfortunately, for many of us running in circles in this rat race, stress is always there, simmering below the surface of other more positive emotional responses. This chronic stress, whether we are conscious of it or not, eventually leads to a physical and mental breakdown.

Modern life doesn’t lend itself to having time for deep relaxation.

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