Fitness Equipment: Not Necessary or Weight Loss


Nowadays, all you have to do is turn on the television at three in the morning to find the various forms of fitness equipment on the market today. Celebrities everywhere are getting in the fitness equipment craze, and everyone has their revolutionary device that promises to drop inches and pounds. They all promise the same things, but do they truly deliver?

When it comes to fitness equipment, a little something must be considered before you buy. Before you shell out your hard earned money for the latest fitness machine that you know will drop those annoying inches you can’t wait to get rid of, you have to decide whether or not you’re going to use it.

Everyone that sells fitness equipment today promises that their machine is easy to use. Twenty minutes a day, three times per week will guarantee weight loss and fitness success. However, most people buy the fitness equipment, use it maybe once or twice, and then stop. They soon figure out that it does take work and they don’t see the results fast enough to continue. Blame our society.

Instant Gratification

We live in a microwave society – we want things and we want them now. The fact about weight loss and fitness is that results don’t happen overnight. You didn’t gain weight overnight, so how can you expect to lose it overnight? The reason people stop using the fitness equipment they likely spent a lot of money acquiring is because they didn’t see results fast enough. The television commercial or magazine ad lied; they didn’t lose ten inches in two weeks, so the equipment must not work.

You Don’t Need Fancy Equipment

Nobody considers that you don’t need fancy fitness equipment to lose weight and be fit. All it takes is determination and a slight change in your lifestyle. Nearly any piece of fitness equipment will show results if used properly and consistently for three months. Most people don’t want to wait that long, however. They want to find some magic pill or device that will make those pounds melt away. Weight loss doesn’t work that way, or rather; healthy weight loss doesn’t work that way.

The truth is, you can improve your fitness and lose weight doing anything that keeps your heart rate up. Walk around the block every night for three months and you’ll get way more of a fitness benefit than the fanciest piece of fitness equipment used one or two times.

With fitness, you don’t need fancy fitness equipment. Whether you need to lose weight or are simply out to improve your health, anything is better than nothing. The trick is to have patience. It will happen, it just won’t happen overnight; however, if you stick with it, you’ll see results before you know it. Then, you won’t be able to wait to tell people how easy losing weight truly can be.


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