thank you for your reply. I am already watching what I am eating, but have not yet started tracking calories, which I plan to start doing next week, when life returns to its normal routine.
My doctor is the one who suggested walking to increase endurance and capacity of breathing. I would just like to use it as part of my exercise programme and the get most benefit from it, both from a health point of view and also as a calorie burner. At the moment it is the only form of exercise I do.
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Weight loss is primarily from what we consume (or don't consume) which is why tracking calories is a must when it comes to weight loss. That being said, with a history of emphysema have you spoken to your doctor about what exercises he/she would be of most benefit to you and your medical condition. If not, that may be a starting point. Remember any exercise is better than nothing so never underestimate the power of walking.
exercise is about working out smarter not harder. So I would increase the speed for a few minutes go back to the same speed and then increase the incline. Every day I would add a minute to your time until you get to a place where you are working out for 45 to 50 minutes. Good 4 u for doing this. Your body will thank you. With your breathing issues walking according to that. I have arthritis so I use my treadmill according to my knee and how it feels that day.
I am 63, 30 pounds overweight and have emphysema. I can walk my treadmill for 30 minutes at 2.5 speed and 2 (out of 10) incline. I want to improve my endurance and lose weight,but don't know the best way to go about it.
Do I stay at the same incline and increase speed? Try to put in more time(difficult)? Increase incline and stat at the same speed? Etc.etc.
any input would be appreciated as I am new to the whole idea of exercising daily and want to do what is best to help me maximize my endurance, get fit AND lose weight.
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