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How to Shed Those Extra Pounds and Get Rid of Love Handles

By Yana Berlin

Using a Treadmill to Lose Weight

Are you trying to shed a few pounds and some extra body fat? Can't seem to lose weight? Why not start using a treadmill to lose weight and get rid of love handles. Most people may not know this but walking is the most natural form of exercise. And, a treadmill is designed specifically for walking, jogging, or running. If you can walk, you can lose weight using a treadmill.

How to Shed Those Extra Pounds and Get Rid of Love Handles

Weight loss is all about burning more calories than you consume. You don't have to be a Jesse Owens to efficiently burn those extra calories. Walking is a successful method of losing weight if performed for 45 minutes or more, at least 5 to 6 days per week. If you walk 3 days per week, you won't lose much weight ! 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 your home...anytime of the day or night.

Exercising on a treadmill is a low-risk activity. 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 firm, lean and strong. Your heart will benefit from the treadmill workouts, as well.

Walking outdoors, on a flat surface, requires walking longer distances to burn enough calories to promote weight loss. However, when walking on a treadmill, you can increase the intensity of your workouts by walking on an elevated grade. This causes 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, you'll start seeing those curves because the pounds will fall off and stay off. A point to remember - the pounds will stay off if you continue to work out consistently.

Nowadays treadmills are being sold twenty-to-a-dozen. Everyone wants to lose weight or regain their youthful figure effortlessly. There is nothing wrong with that. A number of brands are available for walking off those calories and unwanted love handles. You can choose and pick to suit your needs and your pocket. A number of resources are available online so do your research well before you decide to buy a particular brand of treadmill.

Kavita Masthoff is working as a Senior Manager in a renowned business school in India. Between work, she spends her time writing articles on Weight Loss, Gardening Tips and Tools and Pet Accessories. To find out more on weight loss, different types of treadmills, their use and maintenance, please visit You will find some very interesting resources and expert advice on

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    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Denise Richardson wrote Apr 11, 2011
    • ((((YANA!)))) I need a treadmill LOL. But I guess I could try the walking after I’m better that is my goal to walk I used to love walking.happy

      "Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action Mother Teresa."

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