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How many minutes of treadmill a day are enough to lose weight?

Let’s think for a moment: how and why did we start running, what was our goal, did we think we would end up running races and marathons, did we know how much we had to run to lose weight?

You and I, like all other runners, probably started running in order to lose weight while relieving stress and staying fit. But the ultimate goal of the vast majority of beginner runners is, without a doubt, to lose weight while running.

Running is one of the most calorie-burning cardiovascular exercises. This is why many people choose it as a daily sport.

What a lot of people don’t realize is that it’s not as simple as putting on your running shoes and running until you’re tired. This is a common thought among beginner runners who have just started running, but there are also more experienced runners who continue to think that the longer they run, the more they will lose weight, and this is not exactly the case. .

A study conducted at the University of Copenhagen and published in The Journal of Sports Medicine. According to the results of the study, running five kilometers and combining it with a low-fat diet can help you lose more than five pounds of body fat.

Many experts say that it is possible to lose weight by running 40 to 45 minutes three or four days a week and respecting the caloric deficit of the diet, that is, by burning more calories than we do. let’s eat it. Thus, it is possible to lose between one and two kilos per week, depending on the starting weight of the runner and a number of other health factors.

However, other published studies have also shown that runners who run at a higher speed for a few minutes and then reduce the intensity for a few minutes, without stopping completely, burn more calories than runners who run at a higher speed. low and constant intensity.

Were you told that a few minutes on the treadmill a day was enough to lose weight?

Let’s start by saying that the treadmill is a very simple but just as effective tool for losing weight and getting rid of extra pounds.

Indeed, walking and running on the flat or even uphill are some of the activities that burn the most calories and thus start the weight loss process.

Walking or running activates the cardiovascular system: the heart beats faster and the blood is pumped to all parts of the body: energy is expended and calories are burned.

To understand how many minutes of exercise on treadmills a day are needed to lose weight, it must first be said that by increasing the speed of the treadmill and adjusting a greater incline, the exercise will be more intense, more efficient and therefore more energy consuming.

With this type of physical effort, respiratory activity, cardiac activity and muscle toning will therefore increase, with the consequence of burning more calories. We now come to the part where we talk about the middle ground.

To lose weight visibly, you need at least 3 workouts a week. Each workout should last a minimum of 30 minutes, but can obviously be longer, up to a maximum of about 40 to 60 minutes.

This is without a doubt an intense type of workout that activates the metabolism and causes the body to burn excess fat. We would like to point out that this type of training should be done as gradually as possible, without forcing the rhythm, in order to avoid unpleasant injuries.

It is also strongly recommended that you do a little warm-up before you start exercising: this activity will allow the body to prepare properly for the real ideal workout for weight loss.

In conclusion, we would like to point out that in order to promote weight loss, it is useful to combine treadmill training with an adequate diet, possibly prescribed by a doctor or nutritionist.

* Presse Santé strives to transmit health knowledge in a language accessible to all. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE INFORMATION GIVEN REPLACE THE CONSULTATION OF A HEALTH PROFESSIONAL.

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