A study published in the September 2012 issue of "Journal of Applied Physiology" found that aerobic training is more beneficial for fat loss than strength training workouts. As a beginner, look no further than the treadmill as it can be a useful friend in helping you augment your weight loss.
Increasing treadmill speed gets your body into the fat-burning zone. Warm up with a five-minute walk at a comfortable pace. Continue by jogging at a pace so you can hold a conversation without being out of breath for 15 minutes. End your workout with a five-minute cool down walk.
Changing the incline settings can mimic hill training. Start with a three-minute walk at a comfortable pace at zero incline. Increase the incline by 1 percent every three minutes to build up to an incline of 4 percent. Lower the incline back to 1 percent and walk for three minutes to cool down.
The treadmill can be a useful tool for beginner interval training by alternating running and walking. After warming up for five minutes at a comfortable walking pace, jog for three minutes at your conversation pace and then walk for one minute. Finish the workout with a five-minute walk to cool down.