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TREADMILLS MOTIVATE A WIDE RANGE OF WALKERS; EVEN MODERATE WALKING PRODUCES HEALTH BENEFITS

 TREADMILLS MOTIVATE A WIDE RANGE OF WALKERS;
 EVEN MODERATE WALKING PRODUCES HEALTH BENEFITS
 MEDWAY, Mass., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Not long ago, the phrase "Go for the burn!" was the hue and cry of fitness enthusiasts. As the quest for fitness goes mainstream, moderate exercise options are opening up for people trying to squeeze a workout into a busy workday.
 Walking can benefit if the weather doesn't agree with the exerciser, a treadmill in the home or office can provide the user with a particularly effective form of walking, because it puts the body in constant motion and works it against gravity.
 "Some treadmills actually work to keep users motivated, acting as 'personal trainers'," said Haines. The TROTTER 525, for example, can provide information on the effectiveness of the workout. At the touch of a button, the TROTTER 525 displays total calories burned, speed, elapsed time, distance, pace in minutes per mile and percent of incline."
 Advanced programming capabilities also make it possible to determine the user's fitness level and then key in the most appropriate of the 525's pre-set programs, he adds.
 Haines points out the recent studies, such as the American Heart Association's Statement on Exercise, have shown that walking at any pace can:
 -- Increase levels of high-density "good" cholesterol (HDL), reducing the risk of heart disease. Walking can also increase heart volume, heart weight and cardiac output, resulting in increased endurance.
 -- Fight osteoporosis: Walking is a weight-bearing exercise that strengthens bones.
 -- Help banish the blues, reduce stress and anxiety and also promote happiness and a sense of well-being.
 -- Prevent middle-age spread" and preserve lean body mass: Contrary to popular belief, middle-age spread is due not to slowing metabolism, but to decreasing activity and the subsequent loss of lean muscle. Walking can help replace body fat with muscle.
 Another big plus for walking: it is safe and virtually injury-free. Research has shown that a runner is five to seven times more likely to have an injury than a walker.
 To begin a walking program, a commitment to fitness is a must. Select the time of day that works for you on a long term basis. Walking in an in-home treadmill is convenient, which makes it the most consistent and effective form of walking, whatever the user's fitness level.
 "It is essential to start out slow and easy," emphasizes Haines. "The TROTTER 525 has a Fitness Test program to get you off on the right foot."
 For information, call 1-800-TROTTER.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Black and white photos and color slides are available. Peter Haines of available for interviews./
 /CONTACT: Laura Toorock of TROTTER, 508-533-4300, or Nancy Collins of Blumenfeld and Associates Public Relations, 212-764-1690/ CO: TROTTER ST: Massachusetts IN: SU:


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