- Exercise & Fitness
Why I love my Nordic Track
The many benefits of aerobic exercise
When I first bought my NordicTrack, the manufacturer said, that of all the fitness machines out there, Nordic Track owners used their machines longer after purchase than any other product. I believe them, because I’m using mine 20 years after I bought it. The list of benefits is long, and I thought I would take a moment to share that with you.
First of all, there is nothing on this earth that can better give you a sense of well-being than aerobic exercise. This was told to me by a physical therapist, and I can vouch for its validity. The feeling I get after 30 minutes of exercise is unbelievable. There are many medical benefits. It reduces stress, lowers your heart rate, makes you sleep better, keeps your weight in check, and if you’re like me, being a diabetic, it improves that as well.
It can give you energy, better flexibility, and give you a mental lift better than caffeine. It can cure your aches and pains in your joints, and reduce anger, if you are prone to that. It reduces cholesterol and makes you live longer. It teaches you how to push your limits and is good before a test or other activity that requires concentration.
Fitness cannot be stored, it must be continually renewed. I miss the exercise when I miss a day. There are long-term benefits as well. I generally feel healthier, and better able to meet the demands of daily living.
It’s important to realize, that the good feelings happen afterwards, not before. That is, if you are wavering on whether to exercise on a given day are not, you must tell yourself that you will feel better after you do your exercise, even if you feel like crap now.
Of all the exercise you could do, I’m told that the NordicTrack is the best aerobic movement there is, using your arms and legs.
As you can see in the chart that I’ve copied, not many adults exercise regularly. This chart is from the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta. This is a shame. I wish that more people could realize the tremendous benefit that I have felt through my exercise.