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What Is The Odometer On The 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cardio is a good ide: Exercise is very good for you and doing exercises on the treadmill every day is certainly a good idea. Do you have a specific goal in mind? ...Read more
Lots of things!: Watching your favorite tv show or listening to music can make your time on the treadmill more enjoyable. ...Read more
Some: The scenery changes, you are less likely to get mugged, the air smells better. All joking aside we are happy you are exercising and where ever you jog makes you healthier. ...Read more
How much weight can I lose in 4 weeks? How long do I have to exercise for to lose 2lbs each week? (i only have a treadmill)! thank you!
Eight at most: It's usually recommended to lose no more than two pounds per week. ...Read more
I'm 5'5 wg 173lbs. Do treadmill for 10 min at 2mph 3x a day no incline. And try to watch what I eat. How many lbs can I lose in a wk by doing that?
It's in the numbers!: If you count calories faithfully, and track the amount you exercise for 1 week, then cut your calories by 100 cal a week you will lose 1 pound a week, generally. Cut by 300 calories, 3 lbs a week, with that regimen. If you don't count calories you will never understand how you got overweight, or lose weight when you try. Avoid high protein diets. Have 2 servings a day (low fat,) to spare muscle ...Read more
MIL 76yrs has a BP of 155 to 160.Was seen by dr & meds reviewed & changed. Even after a week BP is 160.Even treadmill came ok. Is this bp ok for her age?
Hypertension: For patients 60 years of age and older, the JNC 8 guidelines recommend treating to a target of 150/90 mm Hg. In the SPRINT trial, investigators report that treating high-risk hypertensive adults 50 years of age and older to a target of 120 mm Hg significantly reduced cardiovascular events by 30% and reduced all-cause mortality by nearly 25% when compared to patients treated to a target of 140 ...Read more
How do I lose 20 pounds in 3 months? Without pills or drinks, only with a treadmill and a cycle. How long would it take and how many times would I need to work out a day?
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
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