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Benefits Of Riding A Stationary Bike
I do two 2.5 mile stationary bike rides daily, plus walk 2 miles daily. Is the benefit of the bike the same as if I did all 5 miles on bike once a day?
No & no way to eval.: Human beings are complex. Medicine & marketing are low tech; http://goo.gl/Blh6rW. Thus marketing (without complex understanding, much less expensive to do double blind placebo controlled clinical trial data to support the marketing claims) is dominant. Mind+Brain+Body are constantly adapting, discarding, replacing & changing over time. Thus different activities/exercises have different outcomes. ...Read more
Although it is part of my routine during the cooler months, does it really benefit me walking in the heat in florida, as opposed to, a stationary bike?
Is riding a stationary bike at 13 mph for 40 minutes enough exercise or should I do it twice a day i usuall add sit ups and push ups after riding?
Good amount: The cdc recommends at least 150 min./week of moderate or 75 min./week of vigorous exercise a week, as well as muscle-strengthening activities at least 2 days a week. More is even better but your level seems quite good. Keep up the good work! see http://www.Cdc.Gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/adults.Html for details. ...Read more
Ok: It should be fine as long as you start with low or even no resistance on the bike and exercise with comfort. If your knees are screaming at you during the exercise or if you have prolonged (greater than an hour) soreness after exercise, you are doing too much. Do not increase the resistance or the duration by more than 10% every couple of weeks and you should be fine. If not talk with pt or doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I fell off bicycle on Sat. and have a purple bruise that is a 6 x 10 inches. Can I safely resume riding on a trainer/stationary bike at this time ?
Apparently, you got ecchymosis (bruise) from bleeding by severe contusion, which may slowly extend and expand to a wide degree and span over 3-5 days, and will spontaneously resolve over 2-8 weeks leaving almost no residual mark but not always. As to when to resume exercise, you may do so as long as being tolerable & no undue swelling. More? Seek evaluation and counseling.
What could be the reason my foot goes numb when riding stationary bike, usually after 20 minutes, it's new &i exercise everyday..
Focused pressure: Check the tightness of your shoes, the condition of your shoes and the position of your feet on the pedals. Repetative focused pressure can do this. See someone in a bike store to check your shoes if you are clipping in. Often the position of the clip can make a difference. Ease up on that foot and let the other leg do the work for a few minutes. Good workout technique to alternate. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I burn calories riding stationary bike and is it a good idea with bad knee?I have TKR coming up in February.Also, should I get second opinion?Ty
Yes you can: Biking is usually a good exercise option for those with knee osteoarthritis. It is non-impact and tolerated by most. Honestly, with an upcoming knee replacement, it's unlikely your arthritis will worsen between now and then. The biking can keep your muscles toned and may help you in your rehabilitation after surgery. A second opinion is always a wise idea before undergoing a major surgery. ...Read more
Mid upper back pain btwn shoulders when riding stationary bike. Lasted a second but pain went to my front. Been having neck issues/tension headaches.
Thoracic Spine: Thoracic spine areas will allow nerves to exit out of the spine and wrap around into the chest wall and abdomen. So herniated discs there can cause pain into these areas as well. I would consider seeing a pain specialist for treatment options like epidural steroid injection or even facet joint treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wolff's Law: Yes...But controversial answer. Weight bearing exercise such as walking is good for your bones (osteoporosis) because of their response to stress and impact. This leads to strengthening of your bones known as wolff's law. While technically not bearing weight, stationary biking and elliptical use do cause resistance (muscles tug on bone) thus also strengthening your bones to some extent. ...Read more
Very likely: If you ride the bike for 30min daily at a level that elevates your heart rate and keep your eating stable, you should lose weight. This loss will increase if you cut,out foods that are not healthy without restriction. An increased time riding would also burn more calories. Healthy weight loss involves slowly changing habits and maintaining the changes. Losing should be from 1/2 to 2lbs weekly ...Read more
Exercise: How much you exercise depends on your goal. If what you want is good conditioning then 30-60minutes a day of aerobic mixed in with 3 days a week of strength training is good. If you're training for distance biking, running or some other goal, then a training program specific to the goal is needed. If you're exercise beyond what you need for your goal, you could be said to be 'overexercising'. ...Read more
Male 61 stress test at 60 max hr197 ex 5 days a wk 30 min stationary bike with avg hr 139, max 160, but 1 min recovery hr of only eg 160-138/150-129 why so low? What's a good hr exercise range for me?
Healthy heart: The healthier the heart, the faster the heart rate drops down after stopping exercise. It is generally recommended to aim for an exercise heart rate of about 70 percent of maximum. To achieve aerobic fitness, it is better to maintain a more modest target heart rate for 30 minutes or more than to shoot for a higher heart rate for a shorter duration. It sounds like you are doing a great job! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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