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Taking Steps for Better Sleep

For many exercisers, one of the biggest payoffs of increasing their physical activity is better sleep at night. Research supports this connection, with some studies indicating that something as simple as taking more steps per day can help promote better sleep. What is better sleep? Better sleep refers to sleep quality. In other words, how

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What is Whole-Person Wellness and Why Is It Important?

On the face of it, the term whole-person wellness might seem like a fad from the 60’s era of pop psychology.  True, the concept of wellness was introduced in the 60’s. But it was no fad. The concept evolved in the 70’s with the development of a wellness model. It subsequently gained prominence in the

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Fitness and Wellness: Do They Mean the Same Thing?

In recent years, “wellness” has become something of a marketing term de jure for a wide range of products that promise to contribute to one’s overall sense of wellness. Upon closer look, you’ll discover that many of these products are actually fitness products. This creates the impression that fitness and wellness mean the same thing.

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Boosting Your Immune System For Winter

This winter, even more so than years past, boosting your immune system to protect your health will be important – especially for older adults. As we head into the winter months, the combination of seasonal flu and the COVID-19 virus pose increased health risks for many older adults. What makes them particularly vulnerable? An aging

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Reach the Summit of Mount Everest…on a NuStep Cross Trainer

Are you looking for a new way to challenge yourself and achieve new goals with your NuStep workouts? How about trekking up the face of Mount Everest? Running in the Boston Marathon? Driving in the Daytona 500? With a bit of imagination, your NuStep workouts could become an adventure of sorts and keep you motivated

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Can You Do HIIT on a Recumbent Cross Trainer?

The short answer is yes; you CAN do HIIIT workouts on a recumbent cross trainer. In fact, you can use any piece of cardio equipment for this type of workout. What Is HIIT? HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. It generally consists of a warmup period followed by repeated periods of high-intensity exercises separated

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How Effective is a Recumbent Cross Trainer for Weight Loss?

Before diving into the merits of using a recumbent cross trainer for weight loss, let’s talk a little bit about weight. Managing body weight is vital to maintaining your health as you age. Being overweight increases the risk for numerous health conditions and diseases including high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, stroke, and Type 2

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How Should I Use A Recumbent Cross Trainer? Consistently!

If you’re looking for the “silver bullet” to reach your weight loss or fitness goals, you will not find it! Because the truth is, there is no trick to losing weight or getting into shape. Every body is different and will require varying levels of activity and nutrition. The one thing we know to be

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Is Intensity or Duration More Important When Exercising on the NuStep?

Have you ever wondered which is more important when you’re exercising on your NuStep cross trainer, intensity or duration? Is one better than the other for achieving your fitness goals? The short answer? They’re both important. That’s why, when the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) released Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans in

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Can I Use a Recumbent Cross Trainer for Rehab at Home?

A recumbent cross trainer is a great piece of exercise equipment. But, is it useful for continuing your rehab at home? When rehabilitating from a health event, choosing the right equipment is important. Using the equipment properly is also important. After all, if you push yourself too hard or use the wrong equipment, you can

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USER STORIES

NuStep users tell how their lives have been transformed and the vital role their NuStep plays in that transformation.

“I know how much the NuStep can help others.”

- Doris Flickner: I started the ball rolling by donating the first $100 towards a new one.

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“The best piece of equipment I own.”

- Colleen Braun: People can transition from physical therapy to an independent program on their own.

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“It's a very complete workout.”

- Kathy Wallin: I found enormous strength gains in using the NuStep.

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