Treadmill Walking Program for Weight Loss
Using a treadmill is not limited to only walking or running. If you really want to reach the goals and results you set for yourself you should seriously follow a schedule. This includes not only a walking routine (with a warm-up, brisk walking, power walking and fast walking), but also a diet plan, a goal and a real motivation.
For every purpose you may consider using a treadmill (get rid of extra fat, get in shape, strengthen the muscles) there is a treadmill walking program to follow.
Let’s say for now all you want to do is to get rid of some extra fat and burn down some calories. Most of the programs created for this purpose last at least three months. You should walk minimum 5 days per week for 45 minutes to one hour at a brisk pace each day. Remember not to overdo it, especially during the first month of practice.
During the second month, you are ready to increase the speed and introduce light jog. Follow the program 5 days per week. The rest of the days you must still take a break. In the third month you can pass on to quick walking at the speed of 3 to 4 miles per hour. If the program is strictly followed, after three months you may lose almost 20 pounds.
In the end, you may also consider buying a specialized program and follow the guidelines of a professional trainer. A trainer will not only motivate and encourage you, but he/she will also give you an end goal to follow during your workouts. Friends can give you encouragement and motivation, but for a good walking program follow the advice of specialized trainers.