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Are exercise bikes a good way to workout?

Are exercise bikes a good way to workout?

Exercise bike: Yes biking is effective exercise. Pay attention also to flexibility and to strength for increased fitness. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Are elliptical machines better than treadmills for basic aerobic workouts?

Are elliptical machines better than treadmills for basic aerobic workouts?

You can get an effective aerobic workout with both an elliptical machine and a treadmill: In general, you can let your fitness goals determine whether you choose an elliptical machine or a treadmill — or a different piece of exercise equipment. However, elliptical machines might offer some advantages over treadmills. For example: Using an elliptical machine can be less stressful on your knees, hips and back than is running on a treadmill. Walking on a treadmill, however, exerts about the same force as using an elliptical machine. , Unlike treadmills, some elliptical machines are equipped with movable upper body handles or poles, similar to ski poles. These allow you to exercise both your arms and your legs. , Most elliptical machines can be pedaled in reverse, which allows you to work your calf and hamstring muscles a bit more than does forward motion. . Using an elliptical machine is generally considered low impact. An elliptical machine might be a good alternative to jogging, whether on a treadmill or outside. An elliptical trainer shouldn't cause knee pain if you're using it correctly. You may experience knee pain, though, if you have an underlying knee problem, such as degenerative arthritis. With certain knee injuries, using a stationary bike might be a more appropriate option than using an elliptical machine. Talk to your doctor about what exercise is right for you if you have any injuries or health concerns. And what if you're training for a 5K run or other road race? A treadmill is probably a better tool to prepare you for running events. But even if running is your main aerobic fitness activity, cross-training with an elliptical machine or other low-impact exercise equipment can help keep you fresh and prevent overload injuries. If you use an elliptical machine, remember to maintain good posture to help ensure the most effective workout. Keep your shoulders back, your head up and your abdominal muscles tight. Look forward, not down at your feet. And don't lean on the handles — let your lower body support your weight. ...Read more

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Is a fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling good?

Is a fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling good?

Yes: You are nicely combining three different forms of aerobic conditioning exercises. Rowing and cycling activities are heart friendly as well as joint friendly; good exercise for the cardiovascular system without beating up your joints. Of the three, the treadmill has more impact on your knees and ankles as you run. Would advise keep in the treadmill flat as opposed to inclined. Easier on the knees. ...Read more

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Is aerobic exercise effective?

Is aerobic exercise effective?

Yes: Regular aerobic activity such as walking, bicycling or swimming can help you live longer and healthier. During aerobic activity you repeatedly move large muscles causing you to breath faster and more deeply. This maximizes the oxygen in your blood helping carry nutrients to the tissues and waste products out. If done properly aerobic activity can increase endurance and overall well being. ...Read more

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How do cardiovascular and aerobic exercise differ?

How do cardiovascular and aerobic exercise differ?

Ecxercise: Aerobic exercise (also known as cardio) is physical exercise of relatively low intensity that depends primarily on the aerobic energy-generating process. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to lose fats without doing cardio exercises?

What approaches work best to lose fats without doing cardio exercises?

Muscle Mass: Build muscle mass. Muscle burns calories. Some of that burned will come from fat if calories burned exceed calories in. ...Read more

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Is walking a good aerobic exercise?

Is walking a good aerobic exercise?

Yes: It is a great place to start. A brisk walk for 45-60 minutes on a regular basis will greatly enhance your weight loss and overall fitness and cardiovascular health. ...Read more

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Cardio eliptical and treadmill, which is better?

Cardio eliptical and treadmill, which is better?

Exercise: Maybe eliptical is softer on your joints and you are using your arms as well. I believe it mainly depends on heart rate. ...Read more

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Are rollerblading and biking good cardio workouts for reducing body fat and toning your abs?

Are rollerblading and biking good cardio workouts for reducing body fat and toning your abs?

Yes: Both are both excellent cardiac workouts which will help with weight loss. Both also tone the legs. Good luck! ...Read more

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Fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling, is this healthy?

Fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling, is this healthy?

All things in moder: all things in moderation. in general the american college of cardiology recommend 60 minutes of get-your-heart-rate-up exercise 5 days/wk if you're in shape - 90 minutes if you're not. that being said - "extreme" athleticism might be bad for you and shorten your life. (100 mile marathon runs, climbing mount everest) ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss: aerobic exercise or anaerobic exercise?

Which is better for weight loss: aerobic exercise or anaerobic exercise?

Combo: You cannot perform any anaerobic exercise for very long,so you cannot burn many calories this way. Aerobic exercise can be performed for long periods of time when you are properly trained, and can result in weight loss with proper diet and nutrition. Combination is excellent, though not so much for weight loss as for conditioning.You will rev up your metabolism. Perhaps you meant cardio ?Good Luck ...Read more

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What exercise equipment to tone up?

What exercise equipment to tone up?

Many options!: Can be a simple device or none at all. I personally recommend the total gym for simplicity. I am a fan of the airdyne as well. Pneumatic rowing machines will get the job done, and my concept ii rowing machine is the higher end there! but common to all these recommendation is the fact that you can use all extremities at once while exercising at once, and tone up more easily! ...Read more

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Is the windsor Pilates a good cardio workout?

Is the windsor Pilates a good cardio workout?

Exercise: As long as you elevate heart rate to an adequate level of 85% of the max predicted and sustain for 10-15 mins you will be exercising your cv system. ...Read more

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Is aerobic exercise better than HIIT?

Is aerobic exercise better than HIIT?

Different: High intensity interval training is very efficient and serves to also improve your aerobic potential, but realize, due to the vigorous nature of HIIT, you may more readily succumb to overtraining if this your only training technique. In an ideal world your training would include various techniques including HIIT and steady state(aerobic) training. ...Read more

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How good is wii fit as an aerobic fitness routine?

Potentially great: Wii fit games are inherently physically interactive. Anytime you are up moving your extremities in a safe repetitive fashion, you are burning energy. If your endurance (ability to keep playing at a sustained pace) improves with time, you are indeed increasing your overall aerobic fitness. ...Read more

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Doing treadmill in evening is good to lose weight?

Doing treadmill in evening is good to lose weight?

Good to be active: Increasing your level of physical activity can help lose weight by increasing how many calories you burn during the activity as well as improving your muscle mass which will increase your basal metabolic rate - rate that you burn calories even at rest. If the evening time is the best time for you, then go for it. Aim for 30 minutes or 10, 000 steps a day. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr.is runnig the best exercise for reducing weight?

Dr.is runnig the best exercise for reducing weight?

One of the best: Running burns more calories per unit time than almost any other form of exercise. It is an excellent habit for good health, and a very effective way to lose weight. Don't forget to eat healthily and weight train, as more muscle will help you to burn extra calories all day long. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Which exercise machine is more effective, treadmill or elliptical?!

Which exercise machine is more effective, treadmill or elliptical?!

Both: Depending on your reason for exercise either will provide the beneficial effect of exercise. Your exercise prescription for cardiovascular health, if that is the reason for exercise, is calculated by giving you the maximum heart rate for specified time. So the type of exercise it takes to get the maximum heart rate is the only criteria. So both machines can do it. ...Read more

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Best exercise routine to lose fat and gain muscle?

Best exercise routine to lose fat and gain muscle?

Aerobic + resistance: National guidelines recommend 150 min/wk of moderate or 75 min/wk of vigorous activity and resistance exercise twice/wk. If you want to lose weight you'll probably need to exercise more and eat less. Moderate means you can carry on a conversation while exercising and vigorous means you can't. For more info, check out http://www.Cdc.Gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/index.Html. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Aerobic Exercise (Definition)

The benefits of aerobic exercise are powerful. Get moving, raise your heart rate, work up a sweat and feel energized for the rest of the ...Read more