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Hi, so far I'm on the right road to losing weight, and by doing so I have been lifting weights, eating healthier, and walking up and down a steep hill 5X almost every night...which does wonders. Now I am unable to continue to maintain this type of cardio because it is now extremely cold and miserable where I live, and I was thinking of investing in a piece of exercise equipment to substitute on such occasions, as well as when I have a cold and can't go out anyway. What would you recommend...a treadmill with incline mode, an exercise bike, or an elliptical? Can you tell me which one of these units is most effective? Thanks.

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Hi Ted thanks for the question.  All 3 are great options, but both the treadmill and elliptical are weight bearing which means that your entire body is engaged in the activity whereas the bike allows you to be seated, taking some of the load off so to speak.  So I would recommend either the treadmill (with incline mode) or elliptical, your choice should depend on your budget, the health of your joints (the elliptical is less impactful) and which one you enjoy more.

I hope this helps, thanks for the question!

Kim Farmer
Mile High Fitness
ACE-Certified Personal Trainer
Clinical Exercise Specialist
www.MileHighFitness.com
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Kim Farmer

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I can answer questions related to aerobic conditioning, resistance training, toning up, weight loss, nutrition, and using proper form.

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6 years as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor. Owner of Mile High Fitness, LLC. Corporate fitness and wellness services and in home and online personal training services. Two-time State Open Champion in tennis and author of two books and several published articles. www.milehighfitness.com www.milehighfitness.com/fitnessmatters

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Governor's Council for Physical Activity, IDEA Health And Fitness Organization, Colorado Black Women for Political Action, North Metro Chamber of Commerce, Denver Chamber of Commerce, Northglenn Parks and Recreation Advisory Council

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Primetime for Seniors, Physicalhealthandfitnessarticles.net, ezinearticles.net, African American Voices, Urban Spectrum

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Certified by ACE (American Council on Exercise) and AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America).

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many

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