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March 10, 2022 4 min read

In today's era where delicious food is prevalent, no one can refuse the temptation brought by delicious food, and I believe you are certainly no exception. But delicious food is a double-edged sword, because while it brings you joy, it also inevitably brings fat to your body. When you see a lot of fat accumulated on your stomach, waist and even legs, it is time for you to exercise. Using a piece of fitness equipment for proper exercise can help you burn a lot of calories, so as to make your figure more symmetrical and attractive. If you are looking for a piece of fitness equipment that can help you lose weight faster and more effectively, then I think an elliptical machine for home is your best choice. It is famous for providing excellent aerobic exercise, and whether you are a novice exerciser or an experienced exerciser, you can get a lot of benefits from it.

Elliptical trainer is a piece of good fitness equipment that can help you keep figure and burn calories. Compared with other forms of cardiovascular exercise (such as walking or running), the elliptical machine has less influence on knee joint. Therefore, using it to exercise not only helps you to lose weight, but also protects your knee joint and is good for your heart health. Although exercising on it can bring you good exercise results, it may bring you negative and disappointing results if the duration and frequency of exercising on it are not enough. So how long & how often should you exercise on it? In the following article, I will explain it to you in detail. But before that, please allow me to give you a brief introduction of two related information about it.

What is it?
Elliptical machine or cross training machine is a fixed cardiovascular exercise machine, which can simulate walking, running or climbing stairs. As a representative of aerobic exercise, it can bring you many health benefits, especially for heart health. The elliptical cross trainer as a piece of popular fitness equipment can be found in most gyms. It allows you to do low-intensity exercise without significantly affecting your joints. At the bottom, it has pedals when you are standing for exercise, which can make you exercise your lower body well. At the top, it has a handle, which you can push and pull to exercise the upper body well. The combination of the pedal and the handle makes the elliptical machine an effective whole body exercise tool.

Elliptical Cross Trainer That can Bring Many Health Benefits

What are the benefits of exercising on it?
Exercise on the elliptical machine can bring you many unexpected benefits. Next, I will briefly introduce several main benefits of exercising on it. First of all, it can improve your cardiovascular health. You need to use many muscles of your whole body when exercising on the elliptical machine. All these moving muscles need blood with oxygen to continue working. In order for these muscles to get enough oxygen, you must breathe more. That's why your breathing becomes faster and your heart rate rises when you exercise on the elliptical machine for home. Through a period of exercise on it, your heart will become stronger and your cardiovascular health will also be greatly improved. Secondly, it can help you lose weight. Exercise on the elliptical machine is an effective way to burn calories, because you use the whole body during exercise. The more muscles you use, the harder you use, the more calories you burn. Thirdly, it allows you to exercise all over the body. Most aerobic machines only exercise your lower body, but the elliptical machine can also exercise your upper body. Therefore, exercise on it your whole body muscles can be strengthened. Finally, it can protect your joints. The elliptical machine allows you to move in a smooth motion, which means that your joints will not be hurt.

How long & how often should you exercise on it?
If you want, you can use the elliptical trainer to exercise every day. But I suggest that it is most appropriate for you to exercise on it for 150 minutes every week. In other words, an average of 30 minutes of exercise every day, five days a week, is enough. Research shows that 30 minutes of aerobic exercise, whether on the elliptical machine or other aerobic exercise equipment, is enough to bring you obvious benefits. If you exercise too much when your body can't bear it, the effect of exercise may not only be counterproductive, but also cause more harm to your body, such as muscle strain.

Exercise on the elliptical machine for 150 minutes a week is enough to prevent weight gain and reduce the risk of disease. However, if you want to lose weight faster, you can try to exercise on it for about 250 minutes every week (of course, while maintaining a healthy diet). In this case, I suggest that you exercise five days a week for 45 minutes to one hour each time.

It's best to use the elliptical machine for 5 days a week, but there's no big problem if it's more than 5 days, as long as you don't do long-term intensive training every day. If you plan to use the elliptical machine every day, you should arrange two to three days a week for short or low intensity training on it, so that your body can have enough rest time.

I believe that after reading this article, you can know how long& how often it is most appropriate to exercise on the elliptical trainer. But of course, you can also make adjustments according to your goals. I hope this article can help you!

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