Creative Ways To Lose Weight With A Treadmill

Usually the first thing that comes to mind when you hear about treadmills is that they are really boring. Many people prefer to run outdoors and get a change of scenery and fresh air instead of running inside in the same place. But running on a treadmill doesn’t have to be that way.

This video is a great example of how you can use a treadmill for more than just running in place. If you did this kind of workout every day then losing 30 pounds wouldn’t take more than a few months.

But extreme treadmill workouts are not the only way to enjoy using your treadmill. Many manufacturers now offer incline trainers which are treadmills that can incline up to 40% and even have the ability to decline as well. If you were to look at just a lineup of regular treadmills you would notice they typically only incline up to 12%. If you want a great workout on a treadmill, just upgrade to an incline trainer and kick up the incline to the maximum. You only need to walk 2-3 mph and you will get a really great workout.

Another thing you could try is to run on your treadmill backwards. It might be better to avoid running initially and instead try walking backwards to get your balance. Once you have the hang of it, try increasing the speed. YOu will feel your legs using new muscles you hadn’t used before from running the traditional way.

One thing that really helps to lose weight is competition. Humans love to compete. It’s in our nature. Today there are numerous products that will track your fitness goals such as distance run, calories burned and all that kind of thing. Some treadmills come with these features built in. iFit is one such feature. Many treadmills have it. You can get one with this feature and compete with other runners or just yourself and your own goals. Adding competition to your workouts will help you push harder and you will enjoy exercising more.

Of course, treadmill workouts in and of themselves won’t help you lose weight. Losing weight is a lifestyle choice, not a 30 minute workout. Along with your new treadmill workouts, try a new diet like Weight Watchers or HCG.

There is one more thing to keep in mind when it comes to treadmills. Be sure to read expert treadmill reviews before you buy. There are some machines you really just need to avoid. So do your research before you make your purchase, and that includes looking for coupons. They are out there, so don’t buy a treadmill at full price.

So whether you have a treadmill already or need a new one, you now know how you can use a treadmill to lose weight by doing more than just running in place.

Getting a smoother shave, every time

Ask any girl about shaving her legs and she will tell you how tedious and frustrating it can be.  Ask any male about shaving his beard and he will also tell you how annoying it can be. We have all experienced how shaving can lead to acne, breakouts, or irritated skin. We also know how shaving just isn’t as smooth as we want it to be much of the time. If you’ve ever wondered if there are secrets to getting smoother skin after you shave, there are. With a few simple steps added into your shaving routine, you can maximize the smooth feeling of your skin and how long that will last. Here are some tips we have tried to get a smoother shave, every time. They’ve worked for us, as well as others before us. Try it yourself and see the results.

  1. 1.    Warm water. When you are shaving, use warm water. This opens up your pores and allows you to get a closer shave. The closer the shave, the smoother your skin will be afterwards.
  2. 2.    Exfoliate. For the girls, use a loofah or some exfoliating cream. Use it before you shave to once again open up pores and get rid of all of your dead skin. This allows a close shave and healthier skin. For the men, use a cream that will help exfoliate and open up your pores. Find one that smells good and you will be good to go!
  3. 3.    Use a shaving soap. Many women will use shaving creams, which work for some people. However, for those with more sensitive skin you may want to try a shaving soap. This also works well for males. Try a shaving soap with wooden bowl.
  4. 4.    Rinse with cool water. After shaving with warm water, make sure to rinse with cooler water to help close your pores. This will help prevent your hairs from growing back quicker.
  5. 5.    Finish with lotion. After you have rinsed off, make sure to apply lotion to the areas where you have shaved. This will help moisturize your skin to give you the smoothest shave possible.

By following these tips you will find that you have smoother skin and you will not have to shave as often. Taking care of your skin is important if you want to have healthy, smooth skin.