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Exercise bike ok to use everyday?

Exercise bike ok to use everyday?

Sure: As long as your bottom is not becoming sore from the bike seat. However, your body would benefit if you mixed up a variety of aerobic activities. ...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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How long do docs recommend I should I use my exercise bike for to lose a good amount of weight?

How long do docs recommend I should I use my exercise bike for to lose a good amount of weight?

Very variable.: There are many factors that go into giving you an accurate response. Things like your weight, your diet, type of bike, vigor of riding etc. Bicycling is great for aerobic conditioning & weight loss. It takes about 3, 500 calories/lb. Take a look at this to determine how long it would take for you: http://www. Nutristrategy. Com/caloriesburnedcycling. Htm. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could use exercise bike while pregnant?

Can you tell me if I could use exercise bike while pregnant?

Yes: It is safe to use an exercise bike while pregnant. I recommend that a pregnant woman be able to speak in sentences or phrases while she is exercising. If she can only speak a word or two at a time she is exercising too strenuously. ...Read more

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Can I use a mini exercise bike for patella femoral syndrome?

Can I use a mini exercise bike for patella femoral syndrome?

Yes: Absolutely, try to avaoid impact activities and deep flexion exercises such as lunges. These put a lot of stress on the patella. Keep your quads stretched and cross train. ...Read more

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Splanning to buy a exercise bike. Been at a desk job for 2 years. Used to hav more physical jobs. If I use bike 30mins a day will it help circulation?

Splanning to buy a exercise bike. Been at a desk job for 2 years. Used to hav more physical jobs. If I use bike 30mins a day will it help circulation?

Cycling is Excellent: Cycling as an exercise is very healthy for hearts and lungs and the muscles of your lower extremities. It is very likely to improve lower extremity circulation in general. ...Read more

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I have been advised to use a home exercise bike by specialist to grind off spikes on my knee joints, would a floor mini bike be jut as good.

I have been advised to use a home exercise bike by specialist to grind off spikes on my knee joints, would a floor mini bike be jut as good.

Yes: Non-impact exercises is ideal for your joints. However if the pedals are too close this may cause joint pain. When the pedal is at the bottom your knee angle should be abut 120-140 deg ...Read more

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Is it ok to use the recumbent exercise bike with an inguinal hernia?

Is it ok to use the recumbent exercise bike with an inguinal hernia?

Depends: As long as you're not increasing your abdominal pressure during the exercise to the point of worsening your pain. ...Read more

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I have sore feet and right diagnosed with mortons neuroma so is a stationary bike ok to use for exercise or will it aggravate the condition?

I have sore feet and right diagnosed with mortons neuroma so is a stationary bike ok to use for exercise or will it aggravate the condition?

Yes: Provided little or no pressure is over the forefoot or over the neuroma, you should have no problem. If, however, while doing the exercise, or the next day, you have pain, then you should listen to your body and modify or discontinue. Cycling, if done properly, should not aggravate a neuroma. ...Read more

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Can I use my exercise bike everyday to treat my moderate knee osteoarthritis? What about daily leg strengthening exercises? How much is too much?

Can I use my exercise bike everyday to treat my moderate knee osteoarthritis? What about daily leg strengthening exercises? How much is too much?

Manage OA: Using an exercise bike is an excellent exercise if one suffers with osteoarthritis. Your knee will tell you if you've had enough. Progression of OA can be generally minimized by losing weight, performing light weight training and low impact cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, exercise bike, swimming). Glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation can help to rebuild lost cartilage as well. ...Read more

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Finished euflexxa did therpy exercise now in knee brace due to that, how long after last shot should I wait until I use exercise bike& ecliptal therpy?

Finished euflexxa did therpy exercise now in knee brace due to that, how long after last shot should I wait until I use exercise bike& ecliptal therpy?

Ask your doctor: Since your doctor knows the particular conditions in your knee he or your physical therapist will give you the best guidelines on how to get back to physical activity. In general it's best to start with non- weight bearing exercise like biking then moving into things like ellipticals. ...Read more

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Dad 80 y, BP swings from 97/56 to 155/87 over successive days about 3 times a month. Otherwise BP is normal. Daily 5mg Cilindipline. No sympts. Takes daily walks & uses exercise bike. On an antibiotic for UTI 2 wks ago. Serious heart problems?

Dad 80 y, BP swings from 97/56 to 155/87 over successive days about 3 times a month. Otherwise BP is normal. Daily 5mg Cilindipline. No sympts. Takes daily walks & uses exercise bike. On an antibiotic for UTI 2 wks ago. Serious heart problems?

Good BP!: These are fine BPs for an 80 year old! The main possible risk is that 97/56 is on the low side and could make him light headed if it drops quickly. But a few times probably is harmless, and certainly 155/87 from time to time also is just fine. To be completely safe, he should check with his doctor about it. But most likely all is well. ...Read more

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Is bike riding a good exercise?

Is bike riding a good exercise?

Yes: It is a good aerobic exercise and helps strengthen your heart and increases endurance esp if you ride more than 10 mph. If you ride at lower speeds, try to work up to 150 minutes per week. If you do vigorous rides, 75 minutes per week is recommended. Since cycling is not a weight bearing exercise it won't strengthen bones, so it's good to do other types of exercise too like strength training. ...Read more

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Is bike riding a bad exercise for kidney?

Is bike riding a bad exercise for kidney?

No: Bike riding is a good exercise. If you are a male, you need to watch out for pressure on the pudendal nerve. Keeping the seat tipped forward helps. ...Read more

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What is a better way to exercise riding a bike or walking?

What is a better way to exercise riding a bike or walking?

Exercise: Both are good ways to exercise. It depends a little as to your height, weight, condition of your joints, and your current physical health. I generally recommend to patients to start with a gentle exercise program, gradually building over time. For walking, find a comfortable route, or treadmill, proper shoes, start slow in time and speed. Gradually advance. Same with biking. Don't rush to be fit. ...Read more

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Should I take it easy on riding my exercise bike while going through an MS relapse?

Should I take it easy on riding my exercise bike while going through an MS relapse?

Some suggestions: Obviously, if you are weak or losing coordination, you might tone down due to safety, and risk of injury. Another issue could be of over-heating, such as exercising and raising body temperature, which could transiently exacerbate your symptoms. But would continue aerobic exercise, just monitor and pace yourself. ...Read more

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My l3, 4 and 5 vertebrae have fused, poss. Due to 2 years of 50 mile per day bike riding with heavy drug use. Can these vertebrae be unfused?

My l3, 4 and 5 vertebrae have fused, poss. Due to 2 years of 50 mile per day bike riding with heavy drug use. Can these vertebrae be unfused?

No: The first step you should take is to see a rheumatologist and get a diagnosis. There are several diseases that can cause the vertebrate to fuse. Infections of the disk or bone can also cause the bones to fuse. It is also possible to be born with fused vertebrate. Regardless of the cause the bones should be left alone. The cause may require treatment to prevent other bones from fusing. ...Read more

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Does riding a real bike and riding an stationary exercise bike burn the same number of calories?

Does riding a real bike and riding an stationary exercise bike burn the same number of calories?

Bicycling: No, there can be differences. Here is a chart that can show you the different factors & how it impacts the calories burned. Http://www. Nutristrategy. Com/caloriesburnedcycling. Htm. As you check the comparisons, the calories burned were higher with a bicycle (compared to a stationary bike) with other things being equal. ...Read more

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Sometimes my groin will go numb while I'm riding the exercise bike. Today, it did this while I was walking. What do I do??

Sometimes my groin will go numb while I'm riding the exercise bike. Today, it did this while I was walking. What do I do??

Pudendal nerve: Try lowering the nose of the seat on the bicycle. The seat may be pressing on the pudendal nerve. You may also try to get better cushioning on the seat. You could consider a different exercise like stair climber rather than exercise bike.
It is good that you exercise and find a way to continue it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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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?

Good amount: 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

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Since childhood I have occasionally, but regularly struggled with getting full/deep breaths while resting/sitting. Any advice? 42 yo, nulligravida, good health, no medications, no cholesterol/bp problems. Modestly exercise regularly (bike riding/walking),

You: You sound like you have 'occasional episodic dyspnea' and it might be suggestive of 'sigh' that is physiological about 6-8 times per hour in normal humans... Simply means longer and deeper breath or two, periodically. If it is more than this or not exactly how I am inferring your question to be, or shortness of breath is more of a concern, then it very well be that you need a 'work up' and evaluation. Talking to a good pulmonologist to check your lung function tests and imaging studies may be a good place to start.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What could be the reason my foot goes numb when riding stationary bike, usually after 20 minutes, it's new &i exercise everyday..

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

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Had tailbone pain for couple weeks now. Got worse after riding exercise bike. Hurts if I press or put pressure on it. Could it be colon cancer?

Had tailbone pain for couple weeks now. Got worse after riding exercise bike. Hurts if I press or put pressure on it. Could it be colon cancer?

Doubt colon cancer: What you describe is very common especially in folks who do bike, usually after microtrauma. Read online about coccydynia. At your age and without anything else to say "colorectal cancer", i'd not be concerned, but everybody your age should get a rectal as part of your annual physical; ask to be checked if you visit your physician for your coccyx. ...Read more

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Why do I have massive pain in head, ears, and teeth after running, bike riding, or any hard type of exercise?

Add shock absorber.: Sounds like you might benefit from a shock absorber in the mouth. Pick up an athletic mouth guard that can absorb some of the impact of your exercise routine and you may get some significant relief. If it works, a more professional fitted type could be obtained from your dentist. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are benefits of an indoor exercise bike and a outdoor exercise bike?

Could you tell me what are benefits of an indoor exercise bike and a outdoor exercise bike?

Both: Are excellent ways of getting cardio exercise. Many people people find outdoor biking to better hold their interest, and therefore produce better results. Indoor bikes are safer, of course, so if there is any reason to be concerned about one's ability to ride an outdoor bicycle safely, indoor it should be! ...Read more

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How can I use an exercise app to prevent cravings?

How can I use an exercise app to prevent cravings?

Not sure: Your question is not very clear. Craving for what? Food exercise, etc? Usually cravings are caused by repeated use of a substance, i.E caffeine, chocolate, etc; your body gets used to this; the best thing is to wean yourself off. You can go cold turkey or slow wean. Drink water because most things are dehydrating, chart to see triggers: menstrual cycle, moods, weather etc to prepare yourself. ...Read more

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Is exercise waist band safe to use when working out?

Is exercise waist band safe to use when working out?

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. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more