Living a Healthy and Balanced Lifestyle


by | Sep 27, 2023 | blog

Creating a Healthy and Balanced Lifestyle.

The NuStep recumbent cross trainer is a valuable tool for incorporating regular exercise into your daily routine. This is especially true if you have mobility limitations or are looking for a low-impact cardiovascular workout. And, when you combine regular exercise with healthy eating habits, it multiplies the benefits for your overall health and well-being. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your NuStep recumbent cross trainer workouts in conjunction with a healthy diet:

  1. Consult with a Healthcare Professional: Before starting any exercise program, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or concerns, always consult with your healthcare provider. They can provide guidance on the type and intensity of exercise that’s safe and suitable for your specific needs.
  2. Set Realistic Goals: Determine your fitness goals, whether it’s weight loss, improved cardiovascular health, or increased endurance. Setting specific, measurable, and achievable goals will help you stay motivated and track your progress.
  3. Regular Exercise: Aim for regular sessions on the NuStep recumbent cross trainer. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise each week for adults, ideally spread throughout the week.
  4. Eat a Balanced Diet: Focus on whole foods, including plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and healthy fats. Avoid or limit processed foods, sugary snacks, and excessive amounts of saturated and trans fats.
  5. Hydration: Staying well-hydrated is crucial for both exercise and overall health. Drink plenty of water throughout the day and consider a sports drink or electrolyte solution if your workouts are particularly strenuous or long.
  6. Mindful Eating: Practice mindful eating by savoring each bite and paying attention to hunger and fullness cues. Avoid distractions like TV or smartphones while eating.
  7. Track Your Progress: Keep a record of your workouts and meals to track your progress. This can help you identify areas where you may need to make adjustments.
  8. Rest and Recovery: Adequate rest is essential for muscle recovery and overall well-being. Ensure you get enough sleep and allow your body to recover between workouts.

Remember that the key to a healthy lifestyle is consistency and balance. By combining regular exercise on the NuStep recumbent cross trainer with a nutritious eating plan, you can work toward improved fitness, weight management, and overall health. It’s also essential to be patient with yourself and make gradual, sustainable changes for long-term success.

About Lindsay Flood

Lindsay is the Digital Marketing Specialist at NuStep, LLC. She earned a B.S. in Health Communications from Grand Valley State University. After working in the rehabilitation field for three years, Lindsay joined NuStep in 2021, focusing on NuStep's digital presence.