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What Benefits Will I Get From Using an Air Walker?

Updated August 08, 2017

An air walker is a workout machine similar to a standard elliptical. Beginners and seasoned athletes can use this machine because it can be programmed for multiple skill levels. In addition to strengthening the body and providing a cardio workout, an air walker has a few other benefits associated with it.

Low Impact

When you run on a treadmill or use a stair machine, your body may experience a series of jarring impacts. An air walker machine, on the other hand, offers a low-impact workout that's easier on your joints. The smooth and fluid movements prevent unwanted aches and pains and keep your spine, feet and knees from getting injured.

Complete Workout

Because an air walker requires its users to push with their arms and pedal with their feet, it can give you a more complete workout than traditional elliptical machines. In addition to working out the upper body, back, calves and upper legs, an air walker can engage the abdominal muscles.

Convenience

Air walkers are typically smaller than other workout machines. They also break down so you can store them. This saves space in your home and also allows you to move the machine from one room to another without much effort. That means you can use it on your back porch, in the bedroom or in the living room while watching your favourite TV show.

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About the Author

Wendy Rose Gould is a professional journalist who has contributed to "Glamour" magazine and the Huffington Post, among other publications. After internships at the "Indianapolis Business Journal," "Kiwanis International" and "NUVO Newsweekly," she earned BA degrees in journalism and philosophy from Franklin College in 2008. Gould specializes in lifestyle topics.