. Is a treadmill a good way of losing weight ?
Everyone has a genetic predisposition of gaining or losing weight, muscle, hair etc. A treadmill is a great way to lose weight, but it doesn’t really matter if you’re using a treadmill or any other equipment. What’s important is the aerobic activity. When you want to lose weight, remember that it takes 3,500 calories to make one pound. So, to lose weight you need to burn more calories than you consume.
When you use aerobic exercise equipment, it often has a calorie measure telling you how many calories you burn, but it is better not to go by that. You can walk on the treadmill for half an hour and it may tell you that 200 calories have been burnt. That’s the calorie value of just an apple. But don’t be disheartened, you actually burn more calories than that. Not only do you increase the number of calories you burned during the exercise, you continue to burn calories at a higher rate for up to two hours afterwards.
This is one of the great benefits of exercise. Since exercise increases your metabolic rate, you burn calories at a higher rate. It’s difficult to say what exactly will work for you, but I can tell you the basics. If you are an average exerciser, walk or run on the treadmill for a minimum of 20 minutes. Maintain a pace that will allow you to hold a conversation with someone next to you. Do not work so hard that it leaves you out of breath. You can use a stationary bike as well.