After Much Debate, the BEST Piece of Cardio Equipment is....

Perfect Personal Training's personal trainers explain which piece of cardiovascular training equipment is ideal for fat loss and general preventive health.
By: Brian Walters and Perfect Personal Training
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Dec. 31, 2011 - PRLog -- Perfect Personal Training serves San Diego, California, as well as most of the contiguous United States.  Our personal trainers and exercise physiologists deliver in-home exercise and nutrition sessions to clients of all ages and of all medical conditions.  

The question comes up a lot around New Years:  Which type of cardiovascular exercise is best?  Walking?  Jogging?  Hard running?  Swimming?  Or, should a costly piece of equipment be the answer, such as a treadmill or stair - climber?

First of all, it is important to understand that the cardiovascular benefits depend upon your exercise intensity and your exercise frequency and duration, not the type of cardiovascular exercise that you select.  So, whether you're jogging, swimming, using the elliptical machine, or performing any other true cardiovascular exercise, what matters is your level of work, how much time you spend on it, and how often you're doing it.  This is the case for all cardiovascular benefits such as improved heart health, reduced LDL cholesterol, normalized blood pressure, etc, etc.

In terms of joint health, however, some forms of cardiovascular exercise are much safer than others.  Swimming, rowing, and elliptical use, for example, are generally the safest as long as the motion is smooth and rhythmic, as opposed to fast and explosive.  The stair-climber and bike riding are also quite safe, as long as the user's form is proper.  Running and jogging aren't recommended because they are often associated with lower-extremity trauma, especially for those that are overweight or for those involved in these activities for more than fifteen minutes at a time.

Regardless of your selection, be sure to spend some time stretching your muscles afterward, for at least twenty seconds each.  This will not only help to minimize soreness, but it will help to keep your muscles from cramping.  

For more information about health and wellness with the personal trainers and nutritionists of Perfect Personal Training, please call (877)698-3648 or visit

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