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Weight Loss and Treadmills

Updated on August 31, 2017

Calories - Your Enemy

Doing any type of exercise means that you are burning calories. And what else do you burn if you're burning calories? Fat. Which means - Weight Loss.

But that's no easy task. The average American/Canadian needs to burn at least 3,500 calories to burn a single pound of fat. And while a thirty-minute workout on a treadmill won't really do much, it'll help you out in the long run.

Let's Walk - Or Jog

Let's say you're no biggie and don't really care about your weight. You weigh 125 pounds, and you don't feel like having a cardiac arrest.

Walking at 3.5 mph on a treadmill for 30 minutes will burn around 120 calories. In order to lose 1 pound, you'll have to do this around 29 more times. But you feel like that'll ruin your precious treadmill. So instead, try it at 4.5 mph. Doing that for 30 minutes too, instead of just burning 120 calories, you'll burn 150. Do it again at the same speed for just about 23 more times and you'l lose 1 pound.

Applause for you


Why not buy a treadmill of your own?

Stepping it Up

5 mph may sound like a fast speed, but trust me: It's not.

If you "run" at 5 mph for 30 minutes, you'll end up burning 240 calories. Great job. Only 14 more times, and you'll be 124 pounds! Congratulations! More applause for you!

Seriousness Over 9000

R.I.P. 495 calories. Double your previous attempt, and at 10 mph, you'll be burning 495 calories with each half-an-hour run on your treadmill. That adds up into just over 7 times of your treadmill.

Now let's say you want to lose 2 pounds for a date, because, why not? You have a goal of 2 hours a day on your trusty treadmill. So we MATH MATH MATH CALCULATE CALCULATE CALCULATE, and our grand total is...

Drumroll please...

You'll only have to do it for 3 days.

(To see how I did it check right above the comments)

Most Treadmills Work Like This


If 3500 calories=1 pound, 3500x2=7000. 7000=2 pounds.

495 calories=half-hour. 495x4=1910 calories/day.

7000 divided 1910=just over 3.

3=3 days.


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