homefitnessintelWorking at home can be very tedious, time-consuming and can sometimes become hectic for teleworkers. It eats up all the free time that you have because you have to make sure you work well, at the same time manage the house you are living in. Working from home can put you out of shape. It can be difficult to get back up since you cannot just go out and run or drop by to a local gym to lift some weights. Good thing you have the option of having elliptical machines and treadmills so you can exercise right in the comforts of your home.

It is known that a treadmill can burn more calories than an elliptical machine can, all because of its jarring fashion. So as you run on a treadmill, you should know that your joints experience forces that are about 3.5 times your weight contrary to when you are just walking. So just pace yourself and relax and do not push yourself too much. A good workout that is suggested by trainers is you should begin with a steady walk for about 2 minutes then pick it up to a jogging pace that you think you can keep on doing for the next 20 minutes, but you will only be jogging for 20 minutes at a time. After this two minutes, you should keep the same pace but kick the incline up a notch of about 1 percent every 30 seconds. Keep this up until you can no longer hold the same pace in line with the elevation, this is the time you drop the incline to 0 percent then jog for 2 minutes to cool down.

On an elliptical machine, it is not intense as being on a treadmill. Because your body just mimics the running motion you do on a treadmill but without the impacting feeling on your joints because your body is not lifting your legs up and down. Start out by doing a 5 minute warm up with a resistance level of 5 and an incline of 3. After the first five minutes, decrease the incline to 1 but increase the machine’s resistance to 6. After that, increase the machine’s incline and resistance to 7 and hold it for 5 minutes straight. After another 5 minutes with that setting, increase your incline to 10 and the resistance to 8. Keep up this intensity until you have built up the incline to 15 but lowering the resistance to 7 for another 5 minutes. Finally, for the last intense push, kick up the incline to 20 and the resistance to 10 and push yourself for another 2 minutes. End the workout with a 3 minute cool down with an incline of 3 and resistance of 4.

To save you from the inevitable boredom being a teleworker, exercise can always be the key. So try combining treadmill and elliptical workout. It is easy, just switch up machines in the middle of the exercise as you wish but make sure you complete both guides to maximizing the results. If followed accordingly, you will be back in shape in no time.


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