Elliptical machines are not just for injury rehab, or reading, or wimps. We mostly doubt the effectiveness of an elliptical trainer machine over a treadmill, and will always choose treadmill over an elliptical. However, Exercising on an elliptical trainer burns as many calories as running on a treadmill at the same level of effort, a new study has found.
Oxygen consumption was also equivalent on both machines, but people’s average heart rates were higher on the elliptical, possibly due to the newness of the motion, says study. To be more effective, alternate between the two, this will make your body keep on guessing.
Source: Men’s Health