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Is it dangerous for an obese (300 lbs) person to use a treadmill on the second floor of a house?

Is it dangerous for an obese (300 lbs) person to use a treadmill on the second floor of a house?

Seems so.: Generally load bearing floors are capable of supporting way more than that. If you are asking this question makes me wonder if you have some concern about the construction of your facility. In that case, might want to check... ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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Severely obese, will I lose more weight if I only eat half my calorie allowance like 1000 and still work on my treadmill 20 mins a day?

Severely obese, will I lose more weight if I only eat half my calorie allowance like 1000 and still work on my treadmill 20 mins a day?

Need both: If your appropriate calorie intake is 2000 calories/day, reducing this by 500 calories/day will result in weight loss of a pound/week (3500 calories=one pound) Cutting more calories will result in more weight loss. BUT, cutting too low, & 1000 calories per day is near the too low point, may lower your metabolic rate and curtail weight loss. Burning calories through exercise will also be necessary ...Read more

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After having several heart attacks and being obese I decide to buy a treadmill but when I run I get splitting shin pain how do I fix this?

After having several heart attacks and being obese I decide to buy a treadmill but when I run I get splitting shin pain how do I fix this?

You need new or : Different shoes that will help properly line up your foot, ankle and knees in order not to strain this area. My best advice is to go to a specialty store, specializing in marathon/ long distance running gear. Have your feet evaluated, then purchase the brand of running shoe that fits your feet properly, then get on that treadmill and start slow! ...Read more

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If I am obese, how long should I walk on the tredmill everyday to lose weight?

If I am obese, how long should I walk on the tredmill everyday to lose weight?

Exercise: You should walk at least half hour daily on the treadmill, longer if possible. You need to cut your calorie intake also. Some folks find that going down to 500 cal a day for two days a week helps move weight loss along. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good workout routine at home with only a treadmill and dumbbells?

Use DVDs: You've got a terrific start with all that equipment! i'm a huge fan of p90, p90x and related dvds as they are holistic and cycle through resistance, aerobic and endurance workouts. Dbs and a mat should be more than enough..The treadmill for climbing (spare the joints!) can provide some variety to your aerobic training. With a small tv monitor and dvd player you're "in business!". ...Read more

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Dizziness and off balance after working out on a treadmill shoild i continue the workout next day?

Dizziness and off balance after working out on a treadmill shoild i continue the workout next day?

Depends: if the dizziness is gone and you feel stable you should be fine. If not, check with your doctor for an exam. Stay well hydrated and eat the proper nutrition. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What health supplement can I take to achieve the best results after 10 days of treadmill workouts?

What health supplement can I take to achieve the best results after 10 days of treadmill workouts?

None: I am not sure any supplement has that sort of power, especially after only 10 days of aerobic activity. For best results you should combine strength work with the cardio. ...Read more

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I've got a bench with a barbell, dumbbells, pull up bar, and a treadmill, what are some workouts i could do to gain muscle?

I've got a bench with a barbell, dumbbells, pull up bar, and a treadmill, what are some workouts i could do to gain muscle?

Strength training : You'll want to do anaerobic exercises-short all out sprints on the treadmill with recovery periods in between; lower body exercises such as squats, lunges, box jumps, 4 plane straight leg raises; upright single leg balance work, varied ab work for your core; upper body such as pull-ups, push-ups, and other strength training w free weights and the bar-a good trainer should be able to get you going. ...Read more