From: "George R. Gonzalez"
Subject: Re: Completely OT... Treadmills
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Date: Fri, 03 Jan 2003 04:53:25 GMT
"Jim Thompson" wrote in message
> All this sedentary lifestyle is catching up to me.
> Since I'd rather not have another heart attack I've decided to buy a
> Surfing, I find a whole myriad of types and prices.
> Can any of you offer first-hand recommendations?
> ...Jim Thompson
People, he lives in Phoenix Arizona! 56% of the year it's too hot to walk
Here in Minnesota, 37% of the year it's too cold, 37% it's too hot, 16%
inhale too many mosquitos. You can't maintain
health by walking during the spring and fall 3-week windows of opportunity!
I have a a mid-priced ($400) treadmill. It's "ok", but just barely.
For $400 you get a particle-board platform, a flimsy belt, and mediocre
ergonomics. It's worked fine for several years, only needing the walking
replaced (~$100) every 18 months or so. Why a cheep rubberized cloth belt
cost $100 is beyond me. Depending on your weight, the platform may need
every year or two or three, that's another $75.
Perhaps more importantly, you should have some kind of distractions,
probably music; and a good-sized fan nearby to keep you from dripping and