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Product Reviews

Best treadmill doesn’t have to be the costliest

Consumer Reports’ recent tests of 34 treadmills and 31 ellipticals found that you can get top-notch machines for as much as $4,000. But it’s also possible to get high-performing models for a fraction of that price.

All of the treadmills and ellipticals evaluated let you adjust the intensity level of your workouts, which can help you lose weight faster. You can also do interval training, a type of cardiovascular workout in which you alternate intense exercise with slower-paced work.

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