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Is biking at 60 a good idea?

Is biking at 60 a good idea?

Add weight-bearing : Everyone falls from a bike on occasion. So doing weight-bearing exercises to strengthen muscles and bones is important, getting into shape by using an exercycle is a good idea before getting on a bike again after months (or years). Riding with a helmet and reflective vest or shoes and tape is smart even if you were raised rising hands and helmet-free in the 50s and 60s! focus on safety :). ...Read more

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Is biking a good way to lose weight?

Is biking a good way to lose weight?

Yes: Biking is a good way to lose weight, as long as one doesn't eat a lot of snacks, energy bars, nor drink sugared drinks on the bike trip. Weight will only be lost if the calories burned during the biking exceeds the calories eaten or drank by the biker. Biking is a low impact sport and is good for people who tend to get joint pains with hiking or running. ...Read more

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Is biking or running better to get into shape.

Is biking or running better to get into shape.

Cross training: Cross training, by doing exercise that are not the same everyday but compliment each other- biking, swimming, running are beneficial in injury prevention and fitness. Running probably provides a better workout, but increases the injury potential ...Read more

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I was biking long distances in the sun and I got a headache after. This headache is still here the next morning. Should I be worried?

I was biking long distances in the sun and I got a headache after. This headache is still here the next morning. Should I be worried?

Heat Injury: It's possible that you have a heat stroke or a sunstroke what you need to do is to hydrate a lot and take a cold shower drink a lot of water and take 1000 mg acetaminophen if you're not better tomorrow though which means within 48 hours after exposure you need to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I'm 21 & I can never seem to put on weight I exercise (biking mainly) regularly & I eat good food but I can't seem to go beyond 65-70kg what can I do?

I'm 21 & I can never seem to put on weight I exercise (biking mainly) regularly & I eat good food but I can't seem to go beyond 65-70kg what can I do?

Be thankful!: How tall are you? Unless you are near seven feet in height you are of normal weight. Do not try to put on weight, it will come naturally with aging. ...Read more

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How can biking be good for you?

Aerobic activity.: Bicycling is great for your health (aerobically and for muscle health). Just rember to always wear your helmet. ...Read more

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Why do I get upper shoulder pain after long hours of biking?

Why do I get upper shoulder pain after long hours of biking?

Muscle Strain: The commonest cause of pain in upper shoulder after long hours of exercising is from over use fatigue of the muscle. Try to do shoulder stretches before starting exercises, rotate neck and relax shoulder inbetween long hours of bicycling, put ice after bicycling, massage and stretch it out again. Ibuprofen if not contraindicated is helpful in muscle pain. Look up trapezius stretches on U tube. ...Read more

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Would just doing casual biking be good enough to lose weight?

Would just doing casual biking be good enough to lose weight?

Yes: Any activity helps you burn calories whether it is casual biking or walking, house work, yard work, playing with kids, etc. You should do at least 45 min of daily activity. Guidelines recommend 150 min of moderate intensity exercise every week. ...Read more

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After having an angioplasty can you do regular things like running and biking?

After having an angioplasty can you do regular things like running and biking?

Angioplasty: many patients are able to run and or bike after angioplasty but it is person specific. Discuss with your doctors for information specific to you ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many fat grams are burnt during an hour of 15 mph biking?

Can you let me know how many fat grams are burnt during an hour of 15 mph biking?

Bicycling: That depends on your weight, the type of bike, the incline. Check this site to do the calculation: http://www.Nutristrategy.Com/caloriesburnedcycling.Htm. ...Read more

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Male 22 I do 30mins biking 150-170bpm every other day. Is this enough to build fitness?

Male 22 I do 30mins biking 150-170bpm every other day. Is this enough to build fitness?

Yes.: This sounds like a good exercise program. I would also recommend doing interval training, recommended by sports trainers to increase cardiovascular fitness. Try: sprint on your bike for 30 seconds at a time to really maximize your heart rate (until you are out of breath, breathing hard and fast, and need to take a break). Then, slow the pedals to rest. Repeat every few minutes. ...Read more

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I need help getting into biking, running and swimming because i want to do a triathlon next year?

Trainer: Sounds like you might benefit from a personal trainer to get you started. That would also help you in developing the correct exercise routines with lower injury risk than if you just tried to do it on your own. Once they teach you the basics and how to progress you could then proceed on your own after some weeks of training. Good luck! ...Read more

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