Turbocharge Your Exercise To Stay In Fighting Form

By Jake Rosenberg

Basic training is anything but “basic”.  The ability to learn and maintain cardiovascular strength plays a huge role in the training itself.  Over time, the amount of exercise military personnel needs daily changes as their roles in the military evolve.  However, it is essential that personnel must stay in “fighting shape” even after retirement.  Being able to find a way to stay in the best shape possible can impact your health, your longevity, and your mental strength at any stage in your life.

According to Air University’s Wild Blue Yonder, “as a whole, physical fitness is important to the military because it maintains good health, helps keep members in shape, and enables Airmen to be productive on the job. To be able to be in the Air Force, you must have stamina and the will to do anything. With maintaining health, the Airman must keep themselves accountable for exercising and staying strong. An Airman needs to stay healthy because when under a lot of stress, he or she needs to be able to do something with that stress.”  And what’s the best way to handle that stress?  Exercise.

When time is of the essence, you are sedentary for long periods of time, or if you are rehabbing an injury and required to be seated, you still need to exercise.  Enter the miniTREAD®, a seated under the desk treadmill that provides the user with low-intensity cardio exercise.  Globally, there have been literally hundreds of studies on the importance of this type of exercise – all finding that low-intensity cardio for longer periods of time is critical for our health.  

The miniTREAD is patented and is sold by its’ creator OnTheMuv. Because the machine is portable and can fit under a desk, setup is easy and can be done in less than five minutes.  The raised, color-coded buttons on the controller were designed specifically for ease of use by anyone.  Because the miniTREAD is a seated device, there is no risk of falling.  When rehabbing an injury or using the device in conjunction with physical therapy, users will likely see optimal results more quickly.  For those that use a miniTREAD on a daily basis, without injury, the benefits of walking are also significant.

The product’s design is sleek and robust.  There are no straps to attach, and 12 optional movement speeds the user can deploy with the click of a button, from the handheld controller.  Even professional athletes have used the miniTREAD for a challenging workout.  And, if it works for them, imagine what it can do for someone that has military training.  

Weighing in at less than 25 pounds, the miniTREAD is a “go-to” portable device that can be taken anywhere.  Whether for a platoon or personal use, this device will give you a commanding sense of energy, time for leave with family, and an exercise goal achieved before you know it.  More information on the benefits of the miniTREAD and how to purchase one can be found on the company’s website at www.onthemuv.com.