With all the stress of our modern world, we should make serious efforts to protect and maintain our good health. A generally physical fitness is achieved by proper eating, regular exercising and by having sufficient rest, while specific fitness is achieved by cardiovascular conditioning, the improvement of bones and muscles and by fat reduction.
For a specific fitness level, it is important to find an exercising program that targets muscular stamina, strength and flexibility training along with cardiovascular endurance. The below article is about some types of the required fitness machines.
Exercise balls are designed to be used in Pilates, a set of exercise that focuses on the torso muscles for the body to be balanced and to adequately support the spine. A number of exercises also use medicine balls, in particularly those made to build up back and core muscles to ease lower back pain.
Weights can be divided into three types: mechanical, where a set of pulleys are attached to a rigid frame; barbells, which is basically a longer bar with certain weights at both ends that needs to be used with both ends; and finally dumbells, where there are weights on both ends and is to be used with one hand. On the other hand, weight machines, which use gravity as resistance, are essential for the training of particular muscles, such as the shoulders, arms and legs.
An exercise bicycle is a stationary piece of equipment that includes handlebars, pedals and saddle, but has no wheels. Most of them include an ergometer that displays the amount of work or distance covered throughout the cycling exercise. This stationary bike is extremely helpful for the legs and also provides a cardiovascular workout.
A treadmill is a conveyor belt which constantly moves and it is designed for running and walking on the spot.