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How effective is the bowflex treadclimber?

How effective is the bowflex treadclimber?

Effective: Like any other aerobic exercise machine it's effectiveness is nearly equal to the dedication of its user. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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I was wondering what works better: total gym or bowflex tredclimer?

I was wondering what works better: total gym or bowflex tredclimer?

All are different: There really is not one answer. Each machine has its benefits. My thought is choose something that you think you will like to do three times a weeks on a consistent basis. You want to work on all muscle groups and a three time a week regiment would work well. Perhaps you could supplement the above with therabands or dumbbells if you have a limited budget and space. ...Read more

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Why might I not be losing weight on the bowflex body leanness plan?

Why might I not be losing weight on the bowflex body leanness plan?

Not enough time: The most common cause is that people give up too quickly because they become discouraged. Base success on the number of months using the bowflex rather than pounds lost. ...Read more

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Which is the best exercise machine for losing baby weight, that will tone the whole body?

Which is the best exercise machine for losing baby weight, that will tone the whole body?

Exercise: Regardless of whether you want to lose baby weight or belly fat, consider body weight exercises rather than purchasing equipment. http://www.mensfitness.com/topics/body-weight-workouts, http://www.muscleandfitness.com/workouts/workout-routines/5-best-bodyweight-training-exercises & http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/ultimate-body-weight-workout. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best home exercise machine for bum?

Can you tell me what is the best home exercise machine for bum?

Reallly: It's whatever you'd use most consistently. But when you account for price, space, variety of exercises and resistances possible, the Total Gym XLS(base model) is a great deal. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise/exercise machine i can use to burn the most weight efficiently? i want to lose 15-20 lbs in 2-3 months if thats realistic.

What is the best exercise/exercise machine i can use to burn the most weight efficiently? i want to lose 15-20 lbs in 2-3 months if thats realistic.

Hard work: It doesn't matter what machine you use or what type of exercise that you do. Find something that you enjoy, or at least can tolerate, and do it regularly as part of a diet and exercise program. Start slow and gradually increase. Goal weight loss should be 2-3lbs per week, so your weight loss goals are reasonable. Good luck ...Read more

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Can you please tell me which is the top bowflex exercise to burn fat?

Can you please tell me which is the top bowflex exercise to burn fat?

Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Core exercises may build muscle, but to burn fat you need to burn more than you consume and cardio is key! ...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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What exercise machine is best for diabetic patients trying to get fit?

Anything!: It is important for diabetic patients to exercise. Any exercise! pick something you enjoy doing and exercise frequently. Cardio exercise (walk, run, bike, etc) tends to help more with weight loss more than weight bearing exercises. ...Read more

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Please describe a good exercise machine for someone with multiple sclerosis?

Please describe a good exercise machine for someone with multiple sclerosis?

Varies, but : If patient is still ambulatory, consider a treadmill or even a stair stepper. A stationary bike might work. If trouble walking, best general exercise via swimming or aerobics in a pool setting. Some patients will not tolerate an exercise machine, and do far better with assisted walking. ...Read more

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I want to lose a wieght so which is a best exercise machine to buy at home workout treadmill cycle or elliptical plz tell thanx?

I want to lose a wieght so which is a best exercise machine to buy at home workout treadmill cycle or elliptical plz tell thanx?

Elliptical: may provide more muscle building than the treadmill. Muscle helps burn fat. However it is the consistency and healthy diet that matters most. Use of either for 45 minutes or more 5 days a week with a healthy diet will result in healthy weight loss ...Read more

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Which type of exercise machine can you use if you have cartilage and ligament knee problem?

Which type of exercise machine can you use if you have cartilage and ligament knee problem?

Limited: Do not use the quad extension machine. The only machine to use would be the supine leg press machine. You can do exercises without machines that would be safer. ...Read more

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What is the number one doctor-recommended exercise machine for muscles in lower back?

What is the number one doctor-recommended exercise machine for muscles in lower back?

Consult...: With a personal trainer. They will be able to help alter your exercise routine to focus on your personal goals. They also will be able to progress your current routine to make it more difficult. If you have questions about specific exercises or machines they will be able to teach you the proper techniques and precautions. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How long after gall bladder surgery can I use the elliptical exercise machine?

How long after gall bladder surgery can I use the elliptical exercise machine?

Exercise: I let my post-laparoscopic patients do cardio anytime after surgery when the patient feels well. The only restriction for most is no heavy lifting for one week after surgery. If you think you are ready, enjoy! ...Read more

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How soon after a total knee replacement should someone use an exercise machine?

How soon after a total knee replacement should someone use an exercise machine?

1st week is okay: As most therapists don't need any machines to perform proper therapy. Manual therapy can achieve excellent results without machines. However, machines can be used as an adjunct to good manual stretching and strengthening programs. Stationary bikes can start early in the first week as the swelling reduces. Weights should be avoided until full extension is gained from your stretching program. ...Read more

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Sit-ups hurt my back and neck. Is there a home exercise machine that targets my stomach and waist? Every other part of my body is very muscular.

Sit-ups hurt my back and neck.  Is there a home exercise machine that targets my stomach and waist?  Every other part of my body is very muscular.

Great Q 4 Physiatry: I like your question. I could use equipment like that also. Let's ask both physiatry (physical medicine) and sports medicine to find out the latest greatest devices out there. Thanks for asking! @drpam. ...Read more

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How soon after a total knee replacement could someone use a continuous passive motion (cpm) exercise machine?

How soon after a total knee replacement could someone use a continuous passive motion (cpm) exercise machine?

1 hours: Ideally you should be placed on it in the recovery room whole still sedated. Once you are able to move the knee on your own, the benefit of continuous passive motion is less apparent. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopy surgery unblocking fallopian tubes 3 months ago. Can I use abdominal abs exercise machine now?

I had laparoscopy surgery unblocking fallopian tubes 3 months ago. Can I use abdominal abs exercise machine now?

Yes: Laparoscopic Surgery has many benefits over the open techniques. In addition to less post operative pain, laparoscopic surgery causes much less trauma to the body. Open techniques lead to the release of inflammatory mediators which impair healing. Even considering the variations in laparoscopic techniques, in the absence of complications, three months is more than sufficient time for the healing. ...Read more

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What is a good sample diet menu if you have gastroparesis?

What is a good sample diet menu if you have gastroparesis?

Low fiber: Small frequent meals of low fiber consistency. Avoid a lot of roughage, such as salad and fresh fruit. Vegetables should be cooked, not raw. ...Read more

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Can you give me an example of a diet menu to regulate period ?

Can you give me an example of a diet menu to regulate period
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Birth control: See your physician and they can prescribe birth control which regulates periods beautifully. You do not have to be sexually active to go on birth control. As far as diet make sure to eat a well balanced and healthy diet. Drink plenty of fluids about 8 glasses of water a day. Get 7-8 hours of sleep per day and regular exercise. Also take a multivitamin every morning. ...Read more

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I need to learn how to control my appetite, but have no time for extensive diet and menu planning. Any quick tips?

I need to learn how to control my appetite, but have no time for extensive diet and menu planning. Any quick tips?

Control: Eat more fruits and veggies. Avoid red meats, all fast food and only eat complex carbs. With all of this portion control needs to be instituted as well. ...Read more

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What is a good diet menu?

What is a good diet menu?

ADA Diet: The american diabetic association has wonderful resources.
They use 'food exchanges' to monitor calorie intake.
In my 20+ years of practice I have found weight watchers produces the best long term outcomes for my patients using a 'points symstem'. We all struggle with this: even doctors! ...Read more

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What are the foods needs to avoid to keep control blood sugar level and please give me diet menu?

What are the foods needs to avoid to keep control blood sugar level and please give me diet menu?

Avoid eating sweets: Foods with high sugar in them are to be avoided. If you can exercise daily and bring your weight to the normal range for your height, you will lower your blood sugar. Eat less and exercise more, besides avoiding sweet foods and sweet drinks. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to make a menu for a low cholesterol diet, but i don't know what to put on it. Any suggestions?

Plant foods: In general stick with plant foods and avoid saturated fats. See this site for specific dishes.
http://www.foodnetwork.com/topics/low-cholesterol/index.html?utm_campaign=argyle+social-2011-05;utm_medium=squared+r+agency;utm_source=twitter;utm_term=2011-05-26-15-10-00. ...Read more

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Im would like a wellness diet menu to lower my potassium levels. What foods should I stay away from?

Im would like a wellness diet menu to lower my potassium levels. What foods should I stay away from?

See below: Bananas, milk/dairy, avocados, carrots, baked potatoes, orange juice, tomatoes, salmon, raisins. These are only a few. Why exactly are you trying to lower your potassium levels? Do you have kidney disease or any other reason to be cautious of your potassium level? ...Read more

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I need a fluid restricted diet menu from morning to evening?

I need a fluid restricted diet menu from morning to evening?

Measure every drink: Just need to measure each and every drink and limit the total intake to amount of fluid restriction. Depending upon the condition requiring fluid restriction, it is better to restrict salt as well. It is not usually necessary to look at water content of every solid food but need to watch for fruits like watermelon. ...Read more