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Treadmill Accessories That Miners Should Consider

Working out on a treadmill is not only fun but also has many health benefits. Since most people need an inspiration to do what they do, one of the ways of increasing consistency in using a treadmill is having a treadmill accessory.  They will keep you entertained while at the same time you will learn something new and also monitor your progress. Some of the accessories that miners should consider include:

Treadmill mat

A mat will make sure that both your treadmill and the floor are protected while you are working out. Since working out on a treadmill produces a lot of vibrations and is heavy, it can easily damage the floor if there is nothing underneath. A mat underneath will also help to absorb any moisture that may damage the machine. A mat is therefore mandatory if you want longevity of your machine.

Treadmill lubricants

They will make sure that a treadmill is able to run smoothly. One great way of maintain a treadmill is lubricating the walk way. It is however important to remember that a treadmill will not use any kind of lubricant but one that is specified for treadmills.

Heart rate monitor

Since most workouts on treadmill are cardio exercises, having a heart rate monitor will help a great deal. As much as most treadmill will come equipped with one, a third party one is much better, it will help you know the exact condition of the heart and how much you are exerting while working out.

Tablet holder

While working out on a treadmill, you can still keep up to date with your favorite apps and videos on your tablet through a tablet holder. It will make sure that the tablet is in a secure condition and gives you a good view so that it does not fall off the treadmill as you work out.

Reading Rack

Reading offers a good distraction while working out and can help you even do more than you had anticipated. With the reading rack, you can comfortably read while at the same time be able to see he controls underneath. Good thing with a reading rack is that you can also use it with a tablet or e-reader.

Treadmill cleaning kit

For a treadmill to last long, it has to be cleaned regularly and with the right products. Most of the time, a treadmill maintenance kit will contain a cleaning solution, applicator want, scrubbing brush and instructions. That will make sure that harsh products are not used on the treadmill.

BPA free water bottle

A water bottle will make sure that you stay hydrated while you work out. As much as you may buy water, having a BPA-free water bottle is still better as it will prevent you from damaging the environment.

These treadmill accessories are like the basics though there are many more that you may need depending on your interests and preference. Your budget will also be a main influence on what accessories you can use.…

Working Out for Busy Parents

Being a parent is not an easy job. It is a 24/7 job in which you cannot take any breaks. This makes it difficult for parents to have time to themselves and do things like exercise on a regular basis.

We have tips for busy dads and moms to fit some exercise in their hectic schedules.

Fit exercise wherever and however you can

There is a lot of responsibilities on parents and finding an hour to go to the gym is almost impossible, especially with younger children. Little things like when you go shopping, you can park slightly farther away from the store to get a little walk in, can help you get some exercise in your daily routine. If you are employed in an office with stairs, you can use the stairs instead of the elevator. Fit exercise in any possible way that you can, this will help you get some extra physical activity in.

Working Out for Busy Parents

Make errands a short workout

If you have to go to the shop and it isn’t too far then don’t go in your car. Bike or walk to the shop instead. Rather than hiring someone to do your yard work like raking leaves or cutting the grass, you can do it yourself. This will allow you to save money and also get a little exercise in.

Play around with your kids

Kids really appreciate the time you spend with them. So to get some physical activity in, you can even join them during their play time. Play tag with them or get a hula hoop and enjoy it with them. You can even play some music and dance around with your kids. When you don’t have much time on your hand, you can’t be picky about the activity and just go with the flow.

Workout a schedule with your partner

If you are adamant about having time to yourself and going to the gym, then you can your partner can work out a schedule. You can take 30 minutes to an hour out for a workout be it at your home gym or an actual gym. If you are a single parent, then you can ask a friend or get a babysitter. If you cannot work a plan for each of you to have separate time to work out then get your whole family involved. You can find the importance of working out as a family by clicking here.

Some gyms nowadays even have child care. So if you must go then you can try to find one that offers the service. Otherwise, you can go about your daily routine and just wear a weighted vest. Weighted vests can be worn throughout the day and give your complete body a workout without any additional effort from your end, time wise. Just put the vest on and go about your day and the vest makes sure you put in the extra effort throughout to give your body a workout. Not sure which vest to get, you can check out my favorite weighted vests here and pick one that appeals to you. You will find one for any budget so no excuses anymore about not having enough time for a workout. Your whole day will be a workout.…