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How much exercise does a woman need for weight control?To prevent weight gain, the National Women's Health Center suggests 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity on most days of the week, while watching caloric intake. To keep weight off they suggest 60 to 90 minutes daily of vigorous activity. Check with your physician before increasing activity levels.
What's the difference between running on a treadmill and running outdoors?A treadmill "pulls" the ground underneath your feet, and you don't face any wind resistance, both of which make running somewhat easier. Manytreadmills are padded, making them a good option if you're carrying a few extra pounds or are injury-prone and want to decrease impact. To better simulate the effort of outdoor running, you can always set your
Should I do cardio and strength train on the same day?Best case scenario is to do cardio one day and strength train on another. If, on the other hand, you want to do both on the same day, you may split your time between them; however, if you do I suggest doing strength training first. This will augment the fat burning process during your cardio and allows your best glycogen to be utilized for the stre
Who made the first treadmill?Treadmills were invented in 1818 by an English engineer named Sir William Cubitt, son of a miller. Noting idle prisoners at Bury St Edmundsgaol, he proposed using their muscle power to both cure their idleness and produce useful work.