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Step Machines

Home step machines (or "steppers") are a convenient way to exercise. They offer a good cardiovascular work out and burn calories, and they are easy to store when not in use. Steppers come in a range of prices, depending on the features that are included. The following should be considered when buying a stepper:

  • Look to see if the steps can be adjusted. Less expensive models cannot be adjusted for length and so tend to be noisier as they hit the base of the unit with each step. This can be annoying if you are listening to the radio or television or talking on the phone while exercising. Pricier models adjust up to 16 inches.
  • Look for features such as straps that allow you to exercise your arms and chest while using the stepper.
  • Consider buying a model with fold away handles if you are concerned about losing your balance and falling.
  • Look for features such as a pulse monitor or calorie counter if you like to measure your progress.

If you want a more intense workout while using the stepper, twist your shoulders and hips as you step.

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New Balance Fitness Equipment from HomeVisions

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