Use a Treadmill To Lose Weight

If you're trying to shape up and shed a few pounds and some extra body fat, why not try using a treadmill to lose weight? After all, walking is the most natural form of exercise. And, a treadmill is designed specifically for walking, jogging, or running. No special skills are required to perform these exercises. If you can walk, you can use this type of exercise machine.

How to Shed Those Extra Pounds

Losing fat requires burning more calories than you consume. You don't have to be a runner to efficiently burn the extra calories. Walking can also be a successful method of losing weight if performed for long periods of time (45 minutes or more), at least 5 to 6 days per week. You won't lose much weight by walking only 3 days per week. Frequency and consistency of walking are just as important as the duration of your workouts for weight control. Exercising on a treadmill for weight loss allows you the convenience of working out in the safety and comfort of a climate-controlled environment...anytime of day or night!

Exercising on a treadmill is low-impact. Risk of injury to your joints, hips, and back is minimal. By taking care not to injure your body during exercise, you're more likely to be able to perform such exercise throughout your life to control your weight and keep your muscles lean and strong. Your heart will benefit from the treadmill workouts, as well.

Outdoor walking on a flat surface requires walking longer distances to burn enough calories to promote weight loss. When walking on a treadmill, however, you can increase the intensity of your workouts by walking on an elevated grade. The higher intensity will cause your heart rate to rise more rapidly and your body to exert itself harder. As a result, you'll burn those calories more efficiently in less distance covered. Soon, the pounds will fall off and stay off, if you continue to work out consistently.

Smooth Fitness™ carries treadmills that are excellent for walking off those calories and unwanted pounds. Each Smooth® treadmill provides smooth, comfortable training.

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