Those who consider themselves to be health and fitness enthusiasts today have come a long way indeed. They have long surpassed the early birthing pains of making the transitions from obese living to wholly physically active lives. They have been through the mill where changing their daily eating plans is concerned. Down the line, as their health and wellness continues to improve, they discover new aspects to life that seem far removed from the obvious necessities of having to regimentally and dutifully attend gym every other day.

Part of the health and wellness path for many entails spending more time away from the rat race. Going to gym every other evening does not help matters in that area. For others it is a matter of choice, but socio-economic and urban to peri-urban circumstances do not always allow for this. For most, where health matters the most, nothing beats going out for a good run. It remains one of the most effective cardiovascular workouts, depending on just how much mind, body and muscle the health and fitness enthusiast is prepared to put into the enterprise.

Withdrawal symptoms set in for those who miss their daily run. And these days, it happens more often than not. Urban and even residential areas, resplendent with nearby shopping malls, are heavily congested at the best of times. There is too much auto traffic on the roads to afford the regular runner a safe passage. Also, designated pathways are busy thoroughfares too. The runner’s stride is easily broken when he has to continuously zigzag slower pedestrians. And then there is the perennial weather. No-one can avoid inclement weather, whether it is pelting with rain or howling with snowstorms, or dangerously hot.

Another avenue towards creating a wholesome health and wellness balance entails spending more time at home. And what better place to indulge in daily exercise routines. More joy comes to the health and fitness enthusiast when he is able to fully equip himself with all the correct equipment which is not going to impede on his daily comforts, nor are they going to necessarily cost him. In any event, he will see these purchases as lifetime investments. Today, it is quite possible for him to shop wisely on the internet for a treadmill or stationary bike that suits his purposes well.


The most savvy biker or runner knows well enough just how to equip himself effectively at home. He is not necessarily going to be utilizing his treadmill on a permanent basis, unless, of course, his socio-economic and area circumstances dictate that he must. Nevertheless, as serious as he is about his running, he is able to adapt. Today’s affordable treadmills come well equipped in providing all or most of the monitoring appendages, mileage, for instance, required to help him keep track of his fitness progress. Recreational distractions, such as watching TV, can be added to eliminate the monotony of treading in just one spot.