February is the Month of Heart Health!
February has been recognized as the American Heart Health Awareness Month since February of 1964. The purpose of the month is to discuss and, obviously, bring awareness to heart disease and potential for stroke in America. Heart disease is on the rise in America with the popularity of fast food and a decrease in physical activity. February is a month to recognize our own health patterns and encourage the changing of behaviors that put us at risk for heart disease and stroke. At Source Ortho, we believe heart health and awareness does not simply belong in our lives through the month of February, rather, we encourage an all-year-round awareness to our lives, which is why I am going to give you some tools you need to practice your best heart health. One of the best recommended solutions to reducing your risk for heart disease is exercise, specifically cardio. That is why we have curated a list of all our favorite cardio machines, perfect for adding to your daily heart-health routine!
While we have many treadmills we love, one of our favorites is the Spirit XT485 Residential Treadmill . It is a premium treadmill in a fold-up frame design for the ease and convenience of working out anytime and in any home-space. It also showcases the exclusive Fusion program which integrates cardio and strength to help you achieve your fitness goals and give you the ultimate in heart health. The treadmill also features a large 9 inch blue backlit LCD and message center, perfect for viewing your exercise statistics and helping to keep you motivated day after day. It is perfect for any avid walker or runner looking to get the best at-home exercise.
The rowing machine is the unsung hero of a great cardio workout. Not only can you achieve a great aerobic workout, you also gain strength in your arms and your legs from the power of the machine! The Proteus PAR-5500 Club Series Rower features a professional grade magnetic & air generated resistance system which provides magnificent tension to ensure an effective exercise. It is accurately measured, providing you with the correct information regarding your workouts. It is also easy to store with a folding design and it is also easy to transport with a wheel in the front of the rower, giving you the best no-excuse workout machine.
We have mentioned the Cubii Pro in previous blog posts, but that is just because we love it so much! Experience the next level seated elliptical for yourself. Cubii Pro is ideal for use in any home or office. It is fully equipped with Bluetooth capabilities to connect to the Cubii mobile app and sync to Fitbit and Apple HealthKit, which is perfect for measuring your heart rate and your progress!
To add to the convenience in size and connectivity, the Cubii Pro features a patented ergonomic elliptical motion is little to no impact on your knees, making it a safe alternative for individuals who suffer from bone and joint conditions, arthritis or are recovering from injury. The Cubii Pro is also incredibly silent so you can use it at home or you can take it to work with you. It is meant to be used while sitting and is small enough to store easily. It features 8 resistance levels so you can bet you will get the best on-the-go and time efficient exercise.
The PhysioCycle RXT Recumbent Cross Trainer is then perfect equipment addition to anyone looking for a versatile exercise product that provides a smooth and enjoyable total body workout. It incorporates both the legs and the arms for a cardio workout that also gives a nice exercise to the arms and legs as well. The PhysioCycle RXT Recumbent Cross Trainer has been designed so that the user can select from or combine exercise modalities, which include; Bi-Directional Upper Body Ergometer, Elliptical Motion, or Stepping Motion. The PhysioCyle RXT has dependent upper and lower body, meaning both the arms and the legs move simultaneously. It is truly perfect for anyone looking to up their cardio game this February! <