The question that pops up in every mind is which machine should they opt for in order to burn more calories in the same time. However, the calories to be burnt depend entirely on your body mass and the hard work you put in.
It is a funny fact to know that people who start afresh burn more calories than the people who are already at it as their muscles have already been adapted to that much intensity. Therefore, for starters ellipticals are a good choice to lose a couple of more kilograms in the beginning by meddling with the resistance as needed by the body.
How do ellipticals work?
If you workout on an elliptical with a body weight of around 150 pounds and your workout is average yet aggressive then you are supposed to burn around 300 calories in a span of half an hour. On the other hand, if you involve the arms to workout as well then you end up burning more calories than just involving legs into pedaling.
How do treadmills work?
On looking at the statistics for the treadmill, for the same weight and in order to burn the same number of calories the woman would have to run on the treadmill at a pace of 10 mph in half an hour. But if she runs on the incline, she could achieve this faster.
If the treadmill is inclined it helps you to burn more calories. However, that can be done in intervals after you develop the stamina to run or jog on an incline. It depends on your pace and the duration for which you can maintain that pace for. You need to keep switching between running or jogging then walking and again getting back to it after catching your breath.
Impact of ellipticals and treadmill on the body:
It is also to be seen how consistent you are and what is your body capacity to withstand the workout. Ellipticals are made of the ideology of being low impact machines and they tend to produce less after effect to the joints and back of your body causing any sprain. If handles are installed and are movable then they help to burn more calories and in turn provide you with a complete body workout. But treadmills tend to keep their focus on the lower body that is knees, thighs and behinds which are generally the weight concentrated areas.