If you’ve been wondering which machine is the best to aid you with your

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exercises to lose weight, you’ve come to the right place. There are a variety of options that can get you the sexy body you want, but we will present here two healthy and efficient options to choose from: treadmills and treadclimbers. Both are effective, but one is faster than the other. And we know that those who aim to shed extra pounds want fast results. So, what is the best option?

Treadmills are units that use one belt, powered by a sturdy motor. They work with high incline and speed levels, allowing users to program running and cardio workouts based on their fitness level.

Treadclimbers are cardio equipment that works as 3-all-in-one machine: treadmill, stair climber and elliptical. They incorporate 2 treadles, one for each foot. The main advantage is that you get to make two movements simultaneously, that is climbing and walking.

When talking about weight loss, the main concept is the intensity.

Treadmills incorporate specific weight loss programs with preset incline and speed values. However, to complete such a workout, you need to have speed endurance, and this is something you can build only over time. Some treadmill consoles allows you to insert age, weight and gender; therefore, giving accurate feedback on your performance. It’s important to be constantly aware of how your body is coping, in order to improve your performance and reach your weight loss goals.

Treadclimbers help you keep track of your performance, offer weight loss programs, and provide more intensity that will help you reach your goals 3 times faster. And you don’t need speed endurance to keep up the pace.

The treadclimber is not built for runners; this is something you should keep in mind. It is designed for low-impact walking, for climbing and stepping. On this machine, the factor that determines the intensity is resistance. Maximum speed supported is 4 mph. Yes, it’s lower than on a treadmill, but the movements of this machine make the difference.

The difference between treadmills and treadclimbers is the latter works all your core muscles at the same time, without risking to lose your breath while you work out. This is what leads to burning fat, and in 3 times shorter than a treadmill.

I started losing my extra pounds after 6-7 weeks of running on a treadmill. Even if there are a variety of weight loss workouts to do on the treadmill, it takes time to build endurance to finish a fat burning workout from the start to end.

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However, I did have the chance to test treadclimbers as well. And yes, you can feel the difference in your body from the first week of working out. Even if you have little endurance at the beginning, 20 minutes on the tread climber are 3 times more intense than running on the treadmill at 10 mph.

No matter what your personal preference is, the most important fact is to exercise for a healthy heart and body. However, if you are determined to do exercises to lose weight, and you want this to happen fast, treadclimbers are the better choice.

This article is written by Anna Moore, a runner and editor at runreviews.com . If you want to know more about treadclimbers, read also the Bowflex Treadclimbers reviews published on her website.

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Fat Fashion Thursday: to the office

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Losing weight is not something you can do overnight. It takes a lot of time and effort to appear and become your ideal size. Nevertheless there are tricks that you can adopt to make you look slimmer than you really are. Incorporate these fashion tips next time you pick an outfit.

1. Keep everything under wrap.

Choosing the right underwear helps in keeping everything in place. Make sure your bra is the correct size and fit not only to give you that proper support but  accentuate your natural gifts. Also give body shapers and hosiery a go to keep those tummy rolls in check.

2. Use the magic of Line & Color.

Clothing with thin to medium vertical stripes that are closely placed together have been long used to create the illusion of height. It also proves to make one appear slimmer. Dark colors have a similar effect. One trick is to wear dark skirt or pants with a lighter colored blouse. But do keep color contrast limited lest the look gets confusing.

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3. Observe proper proportion.

People naturally tend to wear loose clothing and even a size larger than what they actually are in the hopes of hiding those problem spots. But this practice will only make you look larger. So always choose your right size and compliment it with proper underwear or body shapers mentioned in tip number 1. Also stay away from heavy fabric as they add weight, literally and figuratively. Select your accessories wisely too as holding a tiny bag will make you look bigger as it is not in proportion to you. The same goes for brooches and jewelry.

4. Make the shoe fit.

Many tend to forget that everything from top to toe matter in creating the perfect illusion. And a great pair of shoes to suit your outfit can create wonders. Avoid chunky and rounded toe styles and instead opt for heeled pairs with a thin sole and pointed toe. Of course make sure your toes aren’t sticking out. The more of your feet you show, the longer your legs will look as a line is visually created. Ankle straps and flat shoes are therefore not the best.

5. Smile and Pose.

Feel happy and confident or at least try to. A good posture makes a lot of difference and so does a contagious smile as you attract attention to your face rather than your body. Keep your back straight to make you taller and let your outfit drape on you properly. You may be wearing the correct style of clothing but if you look tired and unhappy then the illusion is shattered. Raise your face a little for photographs to hide double chin.

So there you go!  Keep the illusion going while you are still waiting on those pounds to melt away.

Jessy Troy is a new mom struggling to lose weight and feel tiny. She blogs on sudden weight loss and healthy meals.

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A Lovely Six Pack With Your Fat Burning Diet

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Did you know that diet plays a major role in forming a lovely six pack? Yes, there are a lot of factors that affect the growth of your six packs and it is wrong to rely on abdominal exercises like crunches alone. Having six pack abs requires a good set of inspiration, commitment, and also hard work in order for one to fully achieve it. For some learning how to get a six pack is about making lifestyle changes while for other is a challenge they have to undertake.

The Important Role Of Fiber

What type of food can help you burn fat and give you nutrients at the same time? It is actually food items that contain soluble dietary fiber. Fiber is a very good way to lose weight because it is best in giving negative calories to the body. This means that it takes more energy to digest the food item than the calories they contain. This negative effect allows for fat and calorie burning just by eating them! Fiber is usually found in whole grains, green leafy vegetables, and fruits like apple. On top of that fiber usually adds a bulk in the stomach which makes it harder to digest and give you a “full feeling” which makes you less hungry. Don’t forget your intake of water to provide proper digestion.

Other types of fat burning diets are those that contain fewer calories but high nutrients. You definitely won’t find that in your fast food, processed foods, and other high calorie content food items. Fruits and vegetables are included, and also legumes, fish meat, lean meat, olive oils, sea foods and other healthy food items. Eating less but frequently also helps in maintaining a high metabolic rate and fewer hunger pangs.

There are a lot of activities you need to do in order to form a six pack. This basically involves a more complex approach and not just abdominal exercises as mentioned above. It includes a mixture of cardio, abdominal exercises, and weight lifting. You can start with daily cardio exercises to promote flat abs. Flat abs as we all know is the first step to form your lovely six packs. You will know that it is right to start working on your six pack abs once you get the flat stomach. Most of the time the journey to losing stomach fat is longer and harder rather than forming the six packs as you can easily form flat stomach into formed abs. The formula is basically 5 to 6 days of cardio lasting for about an hour, and 3 to 4 times a week abdominal exercises with a few weight lifting exercises in between to promote good posture and proper formation.

Those are the simple activities that you may need to do in your journey to a lovely six pack. Do not just read them but take action now and try them out. Consistency is the key for fast and long term results.

 

Alex Chris writes about weight loss related topics. You can also read his latest article on the best six pack workout.

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My Wife The Weight Loss Superstar!

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My wife really is a weight loss superstar; at least in my eyes anyway. She has struggled with her weight for years, but in the last few months she has managed to bring it right under control. I’d love her just the same no matter what weight she was; it wasn’t like she was that heavy. It is great to see her so happy and confident though, and this time it seems that she really will keep her weight under control. I’ve seen her try and fail before, but there really is something different about this current attempt.

In the past my wife has tried one fad diet after another. She will also go on these fitness frenzies where she will work really hard for a few weeks, but then end up getting injured. Her recent attempt though at losing weight was a lot more controlled; instead of just cutting down on her food or overdoing it with exercise she has instead made life changes. She has made a few changes to her diet, and just goes for a walk in the evenings. Her progress losing the weight has been slower than other attempts, but she has now reached her ideal weight. In the past when she hit this magic number she would return to her old ways, but this time she is just continuing with the current life changes and it now seems to take no effort on her part.

My wife has done well, and hopefully there will be no more worry about her weight. As well as making her more confident it is probably going to be better for her health. She has been a great inspiration for me and although my weight isn’t a problem she has inspired me to make other changes in my life – including giving up coffee.

I think that my wife is a good example for other people who are struggling to keep their weight down. She is proof that you can make it work even if you have failed many times in the past. The secret isn’t anything to drastic or any type of fad died or fitness regime, but instead the way to do it is to make simple changes that you will be able to keep. I think some people do worry too much about a bit of extra weight, but if losing it can make people feel better about themselves I suppose it’s worth it.

Musa is a guest blogger for Tony Ferguson, he absolutely loves the internet and is a tech geek at heart.

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Easy Ways For Women To Lose Belly Fat Fast!

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Women are particularly conscious of their belly. Aside from the fact that we like wearing bikinis during the summer, we tend to wear body- hugging outfits more than men. The problem with women is that our metabolism slows down as we grow older. Metabolism is responsible for burning fat, which is necessary in having a flat belly. We are also very sensitive to the hormonal changes that occur in our body. A little shift in our hormone level, and we get stressed out. Unknown to a lot of people, stress is one of the biggest causes for big bellies. Another glitch in the woman’s body is that we have fewer muscle tissues than men, making it harder for us to lose belly fat fast. If you’ve been trying all sorts of things to have a flat belly, here are some tips on how to lose belly fat fast for women.

GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK

Whether you are a career woman or a stay- at- home mom, I’m sure you have a lot of stress factors in your life. Since stress contributes towards a big belly, you might want to give yourself a break every once in a while.  It doesn’t have to be something grand. Sometimes, a ten minute break away from the noise the kids make is enough. Stretch, close your eyes and relax a moment or two on your bed. You can also play a little of music if that relaxes you.

ADAPT A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

For some, the goal of having a flat belly is an on-off thing. You want it one day, and you don’t care the next. Having a flat belly is not an easy task, and you’d need to give it all if you are serious about it. You’d hear from a lot of people that you’d need to go on a diet if you want to lose your belly fat, but that’s not all that you need to do—it’s just the first. You also need to quit drinking, and only drink on occasion. You’d also need to take a lot of rest but push yourself when it comes to working out.

COMMITMENT

As pointed above, you’d need to be committed if you want to lose belly fat fast. Stick to your diet, and work out religiously. Committing is a big issue for a lot of women, especially those who have a job or have kids to take care of. Imagining the body that you want or sticking a picture of a sexy woman up on the wall may also help you stay focused.

Chris is a contributor for how to lose belly fat, a web resource dedicated in helping you lose the nasty fat from the belly.

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