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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?
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 more
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 more
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 more
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
Helps with endurance: 30 minutes on the bike will help more with endurance. If you rather more strength training consider, resistance training with weights. Slow reps with some good weight will be very beneficial. Good luck. ...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
Yes: Just be sure you are aware of the signs of incarceration and strangulation. Increasing pain, tenderness, abdominal bloating, fevers, chills. ...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 more
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I need to loose weight, I have started eating right, I have a treadmill but it feels so boring, can I get a stationary bike? Would this help?
Not much: Stationary biking is as boring as stationary walking or stationary running. It's not the machine, it's being "stationary". The best thing to do is to go outdoors... unless one lives in a dangerous neighborhood. If it's dangerous outside, one can try getting the bike and then find a workout partner to exercise with to help avoid the boredom. ...Read more
I have pain in top part of butt crack it stay s the same I have it for 2 months now. It started sitting on a stationary bike then pop. Help please.?
@ 26 U should B -: -thinking of reconstruction, not how long U can ride a stationary bike. U should B able 2 ride as long as U R able & not aggravate Ur knee. ...Read more
Hi, thanks for the question.
A stationary bike is a great idea for you. Low impact exercises are good. Also avoid deep knee flexion and stairs (especially going down).
Depending on the exact diagnosis, quad strengthening, usually focusing on the vastus medialis will help.
Ample stretching is also a good idea.
Best regards and good luck...Adrianna, let me know how you do! ...Read more
And stationary bike both are general AEROBIC type exercises (CARDIAC BENEFITS are the main benefits) The Elliptical Trainer builds up your 'CORE" (Abdominal and back muscles) as well as aerobic training.
Hope this is helpful// for Professional advice consult a Certified EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST!
Dr Z ...Read more
Yes, usually: Depends on the type of injury. I recommend non weight bearing activities such as: swimming, cycling, rowing and lifting weights (sitting or lying position only).Use a floatation device in swimming to keep weight off. Stay in the saddle with cycling. Sometimes these can aggravate the foot, start slowly. Many times you don't know you are overdoing until you have already overdone it. Be careful. Dr l. ...Read more
Starting an excercise program after MS diagnosis. What's safe? I like the stationary bike. Doing this alone enough? I'm often very fatigued.
Exercise is good with any chronic illness, it increases your stamina, builds your muscle, oxygenates your body, helps immune system. Make sure you exercise to the point of very light fatigue. Don't push, listen to your body. It is better to
build gradually. ...Read more
Depends on age: 70 to 80% of a number which is 220 minus your age ; this will cause a conditioning effect, but any exercise will burn calories. ...Read more
As a runner, not being able to run because of peroneal tendonitis is a huge pain. Is it advisable to use a stationary bike instead? While I heal?
Got fungal infec. After stationary bike at gym. During tx I had to use antbx for something else. I'm very sensitive; can't tell if the redness left is irritation or fungal. Diflucan (fluconazole) or topical again?
Redness: Would favor persistant infection which should respond to topical antifungal cream. If not treated for several days after the rash disappears, it will come back. Another possibility to consider is that you may be having an adverse reaction to the particular anti fungal cream. ...Read more