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A 31-year-old male asked about a 30-year-old female:

What is better on your back, an elliptical or treadmill?

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Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Elliptical. : Less pounding on joints, including feet, knees, hips, and spine..
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Elliptical, probably: There is less jarring on your whole body with an elliptical machine vs treadmill. Jogging (like on a treadmill) can stress your joints also. The movements on an elliptical machine are smoother, and you can have upper body motion also on some of them too.
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Is elliptical or treadmill better for losing weight?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Cardio: Both are good for cardio. It really depends upon how much you push yourself, your heart rate, the machine resistance, and your effort.
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