5 Beneficial Home Workout Devices

The convenience of working out at home can have many benefits. You can save time and money by utilizing devices within your home to get a great workout. For some, the convenience and versatility of at-home workouts offset any extra costs involved. Avoiding traffic, inclement weather, and the added privacy of your own home can encourage at-home fitness building. See below to begin brainstorming your next fitness project, within walking distance of your next room.

Here are 5 products that can help with your in-home fitness goals:

Treadmills:Your basic standing aerobic machine. Get a high-quality cardio workout without stepping foot outside.
Consider the NordicTrack C1650:This treadmill provides a technologically advanced workout, for a price of $1184. This folding machine maximizes in-home space, while providing a high-intensity, low-impact workout. Stream your favorite shows with the built-in tablet holder, and listen with 2-inch speakers. Personalize your program with built-in workout apps, touchscreen display, and lifetime motor warranty.

Rowing Machine:Train your strength and endurance with an indoor rowing machine. Simulating outdoor rowing exercises, this machine will test your cardiovascular, upper body, and lower body strength in one motion. Consider one in your home for a full-body workout.
Sole Fitness SR500 Rowing Machine: see rowing machine doctor

Sixteen level resistance settings. LCD display, fold-away design, and a quiet integrated resistance motion. Wireless adjustment settings. Feel like you are in the middle of an extreme sport in the setting of your own home.
Dumb Bells:
The versatility of free weights can add variety to your workout routine. With free range of motion, you can target different muscle groups for a personalized approach.
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Massage chair:
You may not need much encouragement to invest in a massage chair. Arguably the most enjoyable device on this list, there are benefits to regular massage therapy. Post workout massage can help speed recovery time, and increase range of motion. (healthfitnessmag.com)
Human Touch Whole Body® massage chairs:From $999.99: http://www.humantouch.com/wholebody.html
Enjoy the reclining massage of a Human Touch Whole Body® massage chair, while relaxing, watching tv, or spending time with family. The Human Touch chairs blend in with luxury furniture, while providing advanced features of a therapeutic massage. For  selecting the best massage chair visit the massage adviser

Inversion Table:

Inversion tables have been shown to provide benefits to many users. This table elongates the spine, while taking pressure off of the lower back. This can help relieve lower back pain, and improve circulation. See a further list of benefits at: http://sunflower-press.com/benefits-inversion-table-therapy/
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Inversion tables are not recommended for those with high blood pressure, or heart disease due to the increased blood pressure when inverted. Though some effects are temporary, evidence shows that with increased use in addition to other treatment plans can potentially lead to lasting benefits. (mayoclinic.org)
This is a summary of the 5 versatile, at-home workout devices. Include your own, and expand your at-home gym. Enjoy the customization, freedom, and added flexibility of working out in your space, and on your schedule.Add these 5 devices to your home-workout repertoire, and you are all set to look and feel your best without stepping foot outside.

Maple Butter

Maple butter is quite possibly my version of crack. It is highly addictive and highly delicious. My Great Aunt Irene makes the stuff each year for us at Christmas and I was also lucky enough to snag a jar from her more recent visit about a month ago.

As a super simple gift to others or truly for yourself, maple butter is easy to make. The only issue is that it’s costly, because it’s only two ingredients – butter and real maple syrup – are themselves quite expesnive. If you want to up the paleo ante, or the healthy ante in general, go for organic maple syrup and grass-fed butter, which will have a higher amount of CLA in it – this helps you burn body fat.

No matter which way you cut it this is still just sugar and fat so don’t go overboard. I know it’s hard not to! One of our fave ways to eat it on Christmas morning is spreading it over bread or a baguette and toasting it in the toaster oven for a minute or two, until the maple butter becomes ONE with the bread and exudes its awesomeness!

Make Maple Butter taken from here:

1/2C softened butter
1/4 C maple syrup
Mix with an electric mixer until blended. My Aunt Irene’s version is done over the stove top, melting the butter and then adding the maple syrup. Both will work!