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Running Tips - Going From The Treadmill Back To The Roads

For the last week and a half, I've been out of town taking care of things to do with my father's funeral. Taking care of arrangements, thank-yous, making sure Mom is going to be OK, etc.Also, during this time - there has been a cold snap in my hometown. I've been running outside everyday - and on a couple of days where I would have hit my treadmill if I'd been home. For example, this morning it was snowing, 15 degrees and 3 degree wind chill. But, down the road I went!But it got me to thinking about everyone who stays on the treadmill all during the winter and then goes back to the roads in the Spring. Even though it's great that you're keeping up the mileage (and I totally recommend it), there are some things that you need to be aware of when you go back to the roads.Start back outside slowly. When you first go out - do one run a week outside. Each week, do one or two more runs outside. Keep this up until you are doing all of your runs outdoors. This may take a month - but you want to give your joints ample ...


Top Tips For Buying A Home Treadmill Machine

If you're looking for a convenient way to get a cardiovascular workout, consider buying a treadmill machine for your home. With home treadmills, you won't have to worry about getting a babysitter for the kids, having the extra time to drive to your local gym, or even the weather conditions because you can get a great workout in the comfort of your own home anytime. An investment in this type of fitness machine is an investment in your health and future.There are many things to consider ranging from general purchase questions to specific features. Consider the following two questions when you're looking at treadmills to ensure you make the best purchase possible.How Will You Use Your Treadmill Machine?Your use can determine the type you should buy. For example, a low end model with a smaller motor is probably just fine for those who only plan to walk on it a couple of times per week. Alternatively, if you're looking for treadmills that will help you aggressively train for a marathon, you need one with a powerf...


Basal Metabolic Rate

A person's basal metabolic rate refers to the number of calories his or her body burns while at rest. The human body needs some calories simply to breathe, pump blood, and maintain body temperature. It represents the minimum number of calories an individual needs to survive in the absence of any activity. Literally, basal metabolic rate represents the quantity of calories needed just to stay in bed and sleep all day. The higher a person's basal metabolic rate, the more calories that individual burns off without engaging in any physical activity. Basal metabolic rate may vary significantly from one person to another. An individual's basal metabolic rate is partially grounded in genetics. Men typically have a higher basal metabolic rate than women, because they tend to naturally have both a greater muscle mass and a lower percentage of body fat. Hormonal factors can also impact basal metabolic rate. Thyroxin, which is produced by the thyroid gland, is a very important factor in basal metabolic rate. If a pers...


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