Walking on a
Treadmill is good way to lose weight
November 21st, 2005
Walking may not be the most athletic
sport, but it can help an overweight person lose weight and increase
their overall health.
Anyone that is overweight should
always consult a doctor when starting a new exercise program, as you may
have high blood pressure and other hidden ailments that may require a
different goal when starting an exercise program.
If you work all day or have children
it can be hard to get to the gym to work out, not to mention the extra
expense involved with baby sitters. If you have room to invest in a
treadmill you can exercise when you wake up or late at night. There are
units that are available that are just a good as the gym models.
The Epic T60 treadmill sold at
Costco for $899-$999 is so much like the gyms models that it is a
pleasure to use. If you purchase a treadmill for home use and are
serious about using it often, the less expensive models should be passed
up. You should be able to get a nice treadmill in the $900 -
$1,500 price range. There are also remanufactured treadmills that
can also save you money. The problem with the less expensive treadmills, are they have a
narrow width and a short belt and there is not an automatic
incline/decline. You might feel like you are wobbling every step you
take. If you donít like the machine, you will stop using it and you
will not keep up on the exercise machine.
I think the gym can be over packed at
times; you sometimes have to wait your turn for the treadmill, as they
are usually the most popular aerobic machines there. You might feel
self conscious going because you are overweight. Gyms are better for
the ones that want to socialize. It is usually more fun if you have an
exercise friend at one of these places. That way it isnít as terrible.
If you donít have a friend to drag with you can always hire the trainer
at the gym, theyíll keep you moving. The benefit to the gyms is the
vast array of weights and weight training machines that are available.
If you are not into the weights then you should consider the home
The other thing that makes the
treadmill experience more fun is to set up a TV in front of it so that
you can watch a TV show or a movie when you work out. It will make
the time pass more quickly and pretty soon you donít even realize that
you have completed 20 minutes. If you have time to sit down and
watch a movie, then why not walk on the treadmill instead for the whole
movie. If you donít have room, have you ever noticed that the sofa is
about the same size as a treadmill? I guess visitors wonít have a place
to sit you might have to visit at the kitchen table instead, but it
Treadmills offer a challenge that
you can control, you can choose to increase the incline, go faster or
slower. You can try to push yourself and you can measure results
as you go. Going on a nature walk can be enjoyable and beneficial
still, and people get healthy doing this too, but with the busy
schedules it is more likely that you will have the more time available
during the dark hours of night than when the sun is shinning.
The faster you go on a treadmill the
more calories are burned. That makes it very frustrating of the
overweight person because if they are not in good shape they will only
burn 100 calories in a 20 minute session. To burn just one pound you
have to burn off 3,500 calories. So that would be like exercising over
11 Ĺ hours just to burn off one pound. The goal should be for the
overweight person to just start a little bit at 10 minutes walking.
Build up to 15, then 20 minutes and keep adding 5 minutes at time.
Building up the length of time that you can do will allow for the
increase in speed afterwards.
If you start your treadmill at to
fast too soon, you are putting yourself at risk for injuries. If you
injure yourself you wonít be exercising, so it is better to take it at a
pace that is comfortable to start with and work up from there.
Scheduling your workout time is a
good way to make sure that you spend the time exercising. It seems like
there is always something more important that exercising. Your health
should be put in as a priority because ill health will make you not be
able to accomplish your everyday tasks in the future. Even if you
didn't lose weight, you still will gain on health benefits doing an
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