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Doctor insights on: Best Elliptical Trainer Machines For Obese People

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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Any suggestions on which machine is good : elliptical cross trainer or treadmill for minimal exercise?

Any suggestions on which machine is good : elliptical cross trainer or treadmill for minimal exercise?

All: Both machines are designed to improve physical fitness but with less physical impact in knees and hips. You should use whatever you feel comfortable with. ...Read more

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Can i use Elliptical cross trainer for my workout. because jogging and running are restricted ? is this machine is safe for disk herniated persons?

Can i use Elliptical cross trainer for my workout. because jogging and running are restricted ? is this machine is safe for disk herniated persons?

Yes: Overall the elliptical machine is cardio machine that is low impact on the joints and back if done correctly. Swimming and water aerobics are other forms of low impact exercise that should be ok with herniated discs. ...Read more

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Can i use Elliptical cross trainer for my workout. because u said not to do jogging and running ? is this machine is safe for disk herniated persons

Elliptical use is OK: Using an elliptical machine is not likely to place more pressure on lumbar discs than standing. Disc pressure is thought to be highest when sitting and leaning forward. Adding reason to minimize sitting for prolonged periods and using good posture. In the absence of weakness, or numbness in the lower extremities, be as active as possible and strengthen your abdominal musculature. ...Read more

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How can you calibrate a proform 785 f elliptical trainer for distance?

Don't know: That is a question for a technician or personal trainer familiar with that type of device and the settings. ...Read more

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Should i exercise on an elliptical trainer after lumbar fusion?

Should i exercise on an elliptical trainer after lumbar fusion?

Possibly: Your surgeon will be the person to give you some parameters on returning to normal activities and exercise. Typically, once fused, there should be very little restrictions on activities. ...Read more

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Why do my feet go number after 15 minutes on elliptical trainer?

Why do my feet go number after 15 minutes on elliptical trainer?

Pressing on nerves: You may be standing awkwardly on the elliptical or you may be pressing on the nerves going in to your feet. You may need an arch support, if you have flat feet, to help alleviate that pressure. ...Read more

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I have lost about 15 kg i don't have a fixed diet i run about 11 km a day on an elliptical trainer, now i'm stuck on 120 kg what can I do?

I have lost about 15 kg i don't have a fixed diet i run about 11 km a day on an elliptical trainer, now i'm stuck on 120 kg what can I do?

Continue: Sometimes you lose inches instead of pounds as you convert fat to muscle. Keep eating a balanced diet watching portions and continue exercising. You may change up you exercise routine 1 or 2 times a week and see if this helps. ...Read more