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Glider Vs Treadmill
Diet: Study after study shows that short-term diets are not effective in maintaining weight loss. What you need is lifestyle changes and eat in a healthy way from now on. Fewer carbohydrates and fats along with increased reliance on vegetables will be very helpful. Activity is also important so a regular exercise program is recommended. Make healthy lifestyle changes and avoid the yo-yo dieting. ...Read more
Stress test: A treadmill test is a cardiac stress test, in which one exercises on a treadmill in order to make the heart work harder in order to see if this stress test on the heart shows signs that the heart is not getting enough oxygen-rich blood flowing to a part or parts of the heart.. ...Read more
Cardio Mix: You cannot target specific areas for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same ex or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up w/ walking, running, biking, swimming, elliptical, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
Either is great.: Assuming you're wearing adequate footwear, walking is a great low-impact aerobic exercise. Walking outside is great for variety and fresh air, but just be aware of your surroundings and stay safe. With a treadmill you can listen to music or watch TV to keep you going longer. ...Read more
Good to be active: Increasing your level of physical activity can help lose weight by increasing how many calories you burn during the activity as well as improving your muscle mass which will increase your basal metabolic rate - rate that you burn calories even at rest. If the evening time is the best time for you, then go for it. Aim for 30 minutes or 10, 000 steps a day. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes, unless you eat: Too much. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www. Prohealth. Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more
Similar...: ...although the surface of the treadmill upon which you run is more forgiving to the joints than the concrete roads and walkways, and is more predictable than the uneven surfaces of trails or under grass. And with a treadmill, you control the hills. ...Read more
Stress test: Stress testing is an important modality for evaluating patients with known or suspected coronary heart disease (chd). When you take a treadmill (or exercise tolerance) test, data is collected (duration of exercise, any anginal symptoms, and changes on ekg). This data is used to come up with a score from which you are categorized as low, intermediate, or high risk for coronary artery disease. ...Read more
I believe that all being equal walking outside is a better exercise
on the treadmill you merely go up and down while the treadmill moves
outside you actually push the air resistance out of the way
also it's good to get fresh air
save the treadmill for those bad weather days. ...Read more
What level?: To what O2 sat did your sat drop to, if it was ...Read more
Depends on settings: Speed grade of incline or tension are variables that have to be considered, . ...Read more
Best approach is a: Varied one. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. Treadmill ...Read more
It is an estimate: The more components put into the equation (usually the closer an approximation it is). For instance, a tread mill that doesn't require weight is less accurate then one that does. ...Read more
Use more cal/min: U r doing more work not only propelling ur self forward but u r also lifting ur body also, therefore using more energy and burning more cals. Just b careful, it also puts more stress across ur knees and esp patella-femoral joint. 5-7 is a good safe elevation, but if ur body tells u no, listen 2 it and lower the incline. ...Read more
Exercise: Not sure if this is a question one goes to the doctor for. Of course it is fine as long as you are not having too much pain or injury. Not sure what you are really asking. ...Read more
Mixed answers.: Because there is not one answer. If goal is fitness working out 30 minutes 3- 5 times a week. Work out should be balanced upper and lower. If you want to perform well at something you should train for it. So... if you want to run 5-10K then get out and run. If you don't care for that run on a treadmill. Recognize that both forms of running are associated with a variety of injuries. ...Read more
What's better to get the pounds off elyptical or treadmill? Dr says I need to loose 2lbs a month.
Exercise: These two common exercise modalities are equal in the eyes of medicine. One should choose which one is most enjoyable. ...Read more
Should I completely remove any sort of carbohyadrate, fat while working in treadmill to lose weight?
Saturated Fats Bad?: Largely agree with dr. Baker. However idea that saturated animal fats (unprocessed) are unhealthy also not correct; not supported by scientific evidence. While I am concerned for animals, animal cruelty ; global warming (~70-80% stored sunlight energy within plant materials lost when used as animal feed ; animal tissues later eaten for food), we have evolved as omnivores ; issues are more complex. ...Read more
I am walking/jogging on a treadmill for an hour through the week. What else can I do to lose the weight?
Cardio Mix: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
Can I walk on treadmill for 30-40 mins after having dinner? Will there be any effect on my body or health?
Sure...: But if you start to feel sick, get off. ...Read more
Someone said that running on incline treadmill may lead to injury? Is that true? Iam 17 and run for 12 to 14 minutes.
On the treadmill I have the incline on 6 to 8 and 4.6mph for 30 minutes. I sweat pretty good. Is this a good pace to shed a few more pounds?
The exercise is good, and will help you lose weight, as it keeps muscles in tone and strong. They require more energy for maintenance than the connective tissue and flab they replace.
However, to lose weight, you must also eat sensibly, fewer calories than you use each day. ...Read more