Friday, 3 June 2016

Inventor of Treadmill

William Edward Staub was an American mechanical engineer who invented and developed the first consumer treadmill for home use, the PaceMaster 600, during the late 1960s. Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, who helped to popularize Staub's invention, has described Staub as "a pioneer in exercise — not for the athlete, but for the masses.“ 

Staub developed the first consumer treadmill after reading the 1968 book, Aerobics, by Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper. Cooper's book noted that individuals who ran a mile for eight minutes four-to-five times a week would be in better physical condition than those who did not.

Staub noticed that there were no affordable treadmills for home use at that time and decided to develop a treadmill for his own use. His son Gerald, designed an on-off switch for the machine.

William Staub died on July 19, 2012, at the age of 96. Interestingly he was using the treadmill until May 2012.

Sunday, 17 April 2016


Propel Fitness 

1. Think of food as nourishment for your body and a way to improve your overall health.

2. Eat Slowly. You will enjoy your food more and feel satisfied sooner than when you eat faster.

3. Do some form of exercise daily? Even a little activity sends your body the correct weight loss messages.

4. Make healthy eating part of your healthy life-style. Diets and crash weight loss programs will put you on the yo-yo-syndrome an effective and dangerous course to take.

5. Stay away from diet pills. They leech your body of important nutrients, water and carbohydrates.

6. Try to eat several smaller meals throughout the day. Consider it “grazing”.

7. Avoid late night eating.

8. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Water keeps your kidneys and bowels working efficiently.

9. Keep coffee and caffeine drinks at a minimum. These throw your body into a “hi-low sugar” syndrome.

10. Do not skip meals. Getting “too hungry” tells your body to slow its metabolism down.

11. Don’t go to supermarket or restaurant “starved”. This will make you buy or order the wrong things. Drink some water or munch some veggies before you go.

12. Rather than eating a whole piece of chocolate cake...just take a bite or two and you will satisfied your craving.

13. Order your salad dressing on the side.

14. Carry your own personal favorite lo-cal salad dressing and toppings with you.

15. Eat smaller quantities such as half orders,or share with a friend.

16. Don’t be afraid to ask for special orders when dining in a restaurant. Most places are “quick to please” in today’s world.

17. Be patient -don’t try to lose too much weight too soon. A few pounds per month is the medically advised quota.

18. The way your clothes “feel” and hang on your body is an excellent guide to your weight loss progress.

19. Schedule your workouts in your appointment book-or whatever place you keep your daily schedule.Treat it like any other appointment.Schedule it and DO IT.

20. Record your progress in a daily log. This makes you “accountable” and helps you stay on track.

21. Make goals that are attainable. Think in terms of the number of workouts you’d like to do each week...or think in terms of simply “eating healthier this month”...or even reading a book on fitness or nutrition. You are more likely to succeed by setting goals of this type. By setting lofty and specific weight loss goals,you are more likely to fail.

22. Exercise with a partner or a friend.

23. Do a variety of activities. Variety will help prevent boredom and burnout. Be creative and have fun!

24. Eat as many vegetables as you wish. Eat them throughout the day-and eat them often.

25. Enjoy Life. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to be perfect. Enjoy what you are doing - and enjoy the progress that you are making.

Sunday, 27 March 2016

What walking is very important?

Walking is the most natural of all movements. Spend some time each day doing this simple exercise. There is hardly any part of our body that won’t benefit from it. There are no age restrictions on walking, and it is a lifetime activity. Try to walk a minimum of 30 minutes per day 3 times per week.

Why Treadmill? Generally, low-intensity activity such as walking alone is not likely going to give anybody marked health benefits compared to programs that occasionally elevate the intensity. One of the best ways to elevate the intensity is the use of “TREADMILL” for walking. Treadmills offer you the ability to control your walking elevation speed and climate. Mix it into your walking program. Use earphones and/or TV to keep your mind interested.

Why Propel HT 54 Treadmill? Easy to install Propel HT 54 Treadmill is near-perfect substitute for outdoor running / walking / climbing. It offers you the ability to control your walking elevations, speed and climate. A treadmill provides weight bearing exercises it helps with bone density and osteoporosis prevention.

Propel HT 54 Treadmill has numerous benefits. Propel HT 54 treadmill is a relatively easy piece of exercise equipment to use. It has a predictable rubber cushion surface that is much easier to negotiate than sidewalks, curbs or unsafe roads and the risk of tripping is highly reduced. All aspects of the workout can be controlled by the user such as speed, incline, warm up period, cool down period, and calorie burned.