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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

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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...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

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How long do I need to spend on the treadmill to loose weight - female, 86kg, 162 cm in height I've been doing all sorts of workouts nothing is workin?

How long do I need to spend on the treadmill to loose weight - female, 86kg, 162 cm in height I've been doing all sorts of workouts nothing is workin?

Weight: First get you blood work up done to make sure that you are not Hypothyroid, as it can be a cause of over weight
If bloods are normal, a goo idea will be to see a dietician for a diet plan best for you. Diet is as important as exercise. If you are not eating right foot you can do all the exercise in the world without results. ...Read more

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Can weight loss be achieve through an interval workout on the treadmill?

Can weight loss be achieve through an interval workout on the treadmill?

Depends: An excellent recent study showed that weight loss slows metabolism, not increases it. Accordingly, exercise does burn calories, but far fewer than most people expect. However, interval training is good for the heart and mind so don't forgo it. ...Read more

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I want to lose a wieght so which is a best exercise machine to buy at home workout treadmill cycle or elliptical plz tell thanx?

I want to lose a wieght so which is a best exercise machine to buy at home workout treadmill cycle or elliptical plz tell thanx?

Elliptical: May provide more muscle building than the treadmill. Muscle helps burn fat. However it is the consistency and healthy diet that matters most. Use of either for 45 minutes or more 5 days a week with a healthy diet will result in healthy weight loss ...Read more

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30min running on treadmill & 1hr full body, medium-high intensity workout at the gym 4x a week. On average how long until I start to look more toned?

30min running on treadmill & 1hr full body, medium-high intensity workout at the gym 4x a week. On average how long until I start to look more toned?

Depends: Being "tone" is dependent on multiple factors including your body fat percentage/lean muscle mass percentage as well as genetics. Some individuals are genetically inclined to have those "6-pack" abs, while others can strengthen their abs forever and be thin, but never get that 6-pack appearance. I would think though within one month that you would notice a change in your physical appearance. ...Read more

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A treadmill workout of no inclination, 6kmh speed for 1hour 4 times a week is enough as a start for a 19 years old female 1.64m tall with weight 77 km?

A treadmill workout of no inclination, 6kmh speed for 1hour 4 times a week is enough as a start for a 19 years old female 1.64m tall with weight 77 km?

Good start: Walking an hour a day on a treadmill is a good way to start exercising but will probably get boring very quickly. Instead, once you're comfortable walking, consider shortening your treadmill time to just 30min while alternating fast sprints w/slow recovery speeds. Use remaining 30min to work on muscle strength, flexibility & balance. High intensity interval training is key buzzword now. Good luck! ...Read more

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I enjoy exercising but have a lot of trouble finding time in the day to do it. I live out in the country not close to a gym I do own a treadmill and some weights why do you recommend it for a workout pattern as a minimum in order to stay healthy as a 27-y

I enjoy exercising but have a lot of trouble finding time in the day to do it. I live out in the country not close to a gym I do own a treadmill and some weights why do you recommend it for a workout pattern as a minimum in order to stay healthy as a 27-y

Internet: Can offer some great options. Most core exercises use body weight nothing extra. A good pull up bar is useful. Pull ups push ups abdominal workout all good exercises. Brisk walks as well as a good run all good. You don't need a gym for a good effective workout. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce knee pain caused by treadmill workouts?

What can I do to reduce knee pain caused by treadmill workouts?

Treadmill: Good arch supported shoes, ice, rest, less incline and speed on the treadmill, using a good quality treadmill, adequate warmup, cool-down, and stretching. ...Read more

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How many hours of workout by using the treadmill is needed to burn one slice of apple pie? Please reply asap : (

How many hours of workout by using the treadmill is needed to burn one slice of apple pie? Please reply asap : (

Depends on pie: Typically each mile burns approx 100 calories
it varies a little depending on speed
so if pie is 400 calories it would take 4 miles to burn it off
if you go faster you would burn it off faster. ...Read more

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What can I do if my knees hurt so bad after running on the treadmill. How else can I workout?

What can I do if my knees hurt so bad after running on the treadmill. How else can I workout?

Other machines: Some people find the elliptical machine or stationary bike to be easier on the knees. Swimming is another great exercise that is easy on the knees. ...Read more