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How to lose 40 pounds using my treadmill?

How to lose 40 pounds using my treadmill?

45-60min/day and...: With regular, medium-high intensity 5-6x/wk workout and a healthy/balanced diet along with setting a realistic, steady wt loss 3-4lbs/month, you can accomplish this. Don't do crash diet because u will like regain it and some more later. Drink plenty of fluid, especially water, minimize junk foods/sweet drinks and you will succeed. Remember: staying healthy is a life-time committment. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to lose 4kg in a month on a treadmill?

How to lose 4kg in a month on a treadmill?

Not recommended : Its possible but the weight lost is likely to soon return when lost rapidly. A more realistic goal of about a pound or just about half a kilo per week is more realistic. A judicious diet is always recommended when trying to lose weight. ...Read more

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Is it bad to eat food before I use my treadmill?

Is it bad to eat food before I use my treadmill?

Small meal okay: A small snack meal is okay before aerobic exercise, but if you eat a lot you could get a stomach ache. Drink water also. ...Read more

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Cardio eliptical and treadmill, which is better?

Cardio eliptical and treadmill, which is better?

Exercise: Maybe eliptical is softer on your joints and you are using your arms as well. I believe it mainly depends on heart rate. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of treadmill incline sprints?

What are the benefits of treadmill incline sprints?

Benefits: Incline walking and sprints on the treadmill will both increase the intensity of the workouts you do. This will boost metabolism of your muscles, making them hungry for energy. Try to incorporate some type of speed workout or incline workout roughly 1-2 times a week. Overdoing it can lead to injuries. ...Read more

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Is 20 minutes jogging on a treadmill a good enough start?

Is 20 minutes jogging on a treadmill a good enough start?

Yes: If you are healthy enough to jog for 20 minutes on a treadmill, then do this every day with devotion to the point of fanatacism. Yes, this would be a great way to start daily routine of exercising. Simply walking for 20 minutes a day on a treadmill is also great. I prefer my walks outside, but if you prefer the machine, then go for it. ...Read more

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Are treadmills safe? Are there a lot of treadmill accidents?

Are treadmills safe?  Are there a lot of treadmill accidents?

Treadmills safe: Safe if used properly. Owners manual / on-line sites cover basics. Do not use treadmill while wearing inappropriate clothing (you could trip), do not use while intoxicated, do not exercise beyond reasonable capacity, do not use when fatigued or dehydrated. Do not use if you have inability to coordinate your lower extremities for any reason such as pain or instability. Do not set speed too high. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose a pound in 20 minutes on the treadmill?

Is it possible to lose a pound in 20 minutes on the treadmill?

Yes--by sweating off: You will not be able to lose 3500 calories (value of 1lb) in 20 min of exercises on the treadmill, but you can certainly lose a pound or more from sweating. Wearing sweat pants/shirts/hood and running hard for 20 min will cause much sweating and losing a pound is easy, but this is only water--which will reaccumulate when you drink fluid. Losing real wt is hard work! consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 68 and use a treadmill for 2 hours per day, is that healthy?

I am 68 and use a treadmill for 2 hours per day, is that healthy?

That is incredible!!: I don't hear that too often these days--doing 2 hours worth of exercise/day at age 68 is awesome. You actually answered your own question. If you are not healthy, you won't be able to do that for 2 hours. I am beaten by nearly 30 yrs and i don't think i can last 2 hrs on the treadmill--hope i can do 1/2 of that at 68. Keep up the good work--i can see u beating 100 yr mark. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help! Is 15 minutes of treadmill good enough exercise for one day?

Help! Is 15 minutes of treadmill good enough exercise for one day?

Yes: This would depend on your goals and your initial fitness level, and how vigorously you are using the treadmill. Government guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity. However, the truth is that with so many of us not exercising, we would applaud your 15 min a day, and encourage you to build on that over time. ...Read more