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Hi everyone!

Believe it or not but I have never written in any forum before so just bear with me. I am 5'1 and weigh about 55 kgs. I want to lose 5kgs. I've been trying to lose weight using My fitness pal and FitBit. I just recently came across this app and want to give it a shot. My question is that I live in an area where I can't go outside to jog. Would it be okay if I just jog inside my house? I use Leslie Sansone's Walk away the pounds - it's basically power walking and I walk at the same spot without moving anywhere. I was wondering if I could jog the same way. Jogging at the same spot, rather than going outside and doing it. And if it's okay to do that, will this affect my weight loss? Please do reply back. I would love to get some feedback.

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Hi, Mahey. For the most effectively fat-loss via cardio, you need to raise your heart rate. Start by finding out what zones you need to reach.

 

One way to calculate Maximum Heart Rate (MHR) = 220 - Age

 

1) Warm up for 5 minutes

2) 1 minute intense 80% Maximum Heart Rate (MHR X 0.8)

3) 2 minutes normal 70% Maximum Heart Rate (MHR x 0.7)

Repeat Step 2 and 3 Five more times.

4) Cool down for 5 minutes

 

Try to mimic the motion in the attachment during your session. Try to land your right and left foot 180 times each minute (that should definitely get your heart rate up!) During the 80% maximum heart rate intervals, your lungs will feel like they are on fire and feel like you cannot breathe in enough air. The 70% MHR should be difficult, but doable.

 

Hope this helps!

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Thank you so much for your reply. I did my first day yesterday! And I couldn't stop grinning. I absolutely loved this. I did the first day inside my house on the porch. The porch is about 20-25 steps long. The only confusion I now have is how many miles I'm covering and what pace should I aim to jog at. Should I be running fast or simply jogging at a normal pace. I will try to calculate my heart rate tomorrow when I do Day 2. Thank you so much again.

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