Recently, I wrote about how the
Navy introduced the option of sailors using an elliptical or stationary bike to complete the cardiovascular portion of their physical readiness test (PRT)
. The 12-minute test correlates to the 1.5-mile run sailors usually do for the PRT. Basically sailors can get on and pedal or “elliptical” their hearts out, burning as many calories as possible, during the test. Officials say the new exercise modes encourage fitness and give sailors more options to get in shape.
I‘m pretty impressed with the Navy‘s approach to fitness. I‘m sure hopping on the elliptical for 12 minute is much less daunting to many people than going out and running 1.5 miles (especially those who have problems with high-impact exercise).
What do you think? -Jennipher