Using a horse riding exercise machine is one of the best ways of improving your fitness because it simulates the movement of the horse. The beauty of a horse riding exercise machine is you can have all the benefits of horse riding without having to leave your house. You do not have to cancel because of bad weather and you can exercise any time you want to.
Anyone who rides a horse regularly will tell you it's an extremely physically demanding sport and requires flexibility and stamina.
A horse riding exercise machine will improve your fitness in five main areas – cardiovascular, flexibility, balance, muscle strength and stamina.
A healthy cardiovascular system is vitally important and will guard you against cardiovascular diseases such as arterial disease, heart attacks and stroke. Regular strenuous exercise strengthens your heart, which is a muscle, and keeps blood pumping around your body.
Fitness is usually measured by heart rate and takes into account how much the heart rate increases during strenuous exercise but equally important is how fast it returns to normal after you have stopped exercising.
A good workout raises your heart rate and is usually continued for at least fifteen minutes but you should not over exert yourself too soon. You should feel exhilarated afterwards and the more you do it the better you will feel.
To be able to move with a horse riding exercise machine you need to be flexible in your torso area. A horse does not just bounce up and down it moves diagonally for the trot and in a rocking horse motion for the canter. Being flexible in the back and hips allows you to follow this movement and maintain your balance.
This is how, through flexibility, the horse riding exercise machine improves your balance as well.
Muscle strength comes from exercising your core muscles, abs, legs, tummy, thighs and hips. When you use a horse riding exercise machine you will find muscles you never even knew you had!
If you're looking to increase your overall fitness levels and improve your stamina then invest in a horse riding exercise machine.
Keeping yourself physically fit and active will improve your quality of life and extend your life expectancy.