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Can I Use A Pedometer While Riding An Exercise Bike
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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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
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
Either: Both walking and biking produce positive cardiovascular changes. The magnitude of this positive effect is based on the intensity, which can be measured by heart rate, and duration. Shoot for 30min of moderately vigorous exercise most days of the week, as recommended by ACSM, ACA. Heart rate target should be 60-85% of estimated max heart rate (start lower and work up over time). Good luck! ...Read more
Tough: Great question. The pilates chair is great for allowing stretching of your lower leg mucles with is very important. The bike however will provide for better cardiovascular fitness as well as muscle tone and development. I'd recommend the bike with a good stretching program. Good luck! ...Read more
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
Yes: Yes, it would certainly increase calories burned per day. Weight loss intimately comes down to simply burning more calories than you take in. Riding a bike can help with that. Just don't stop and have a doughnut on the way!! ...Read more
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
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?
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.
Exercise: How much you exercise depends on your goal. If what you want is good conditioning then 30-60minutes a day of aerobic mixed in with 3 days a week of strength training is good. If you're training for distance biking, running or some other goal, then a training program specific to the goal is needed. If you're exercise beyond what you need for your goal, you could be said to be 'overexercising'. ...Read more
Pain in both calves when walking up stairs and when using a exercising bike any leg lift exercising machine. No problem using a treadmill .
Calf pain: I doubt that your pain is related to circulation but that can't be ruled out without being seen for an evaluation. It is more likely that your pain is muscular, related to a ligament, or a tendon. Any new medicines that you are taking? At this point, we can't do much better than offer a guess. I would suggest that you see your doctor.. ...Read more
I had a bicycling accident with a t12 compression fx. When can I start exercising again, biking, running, weight lifting? Any "forbidden" movements?
Compression Fracture: First it depends on the extent of the injury. Was it traumatic? Iif a small anterior single column traumatic compression fracture 4-6 weeks of healing are required. Biking, running, and lifting should be progressively reintroduced at that time. Should avoid repetitive flexion based activity such as dead lifts. Proper posture will be key to future weight lifting to avoid pain and/or reinjury. ...Read more
Both: Both will cause your rate to increase which leads to good aerobic activity. ...Read more
I use an elliptical for cardio yesterday and did a leg weight training session. Should I use the elliptical today for cardio?
Yes-: You should try and do cardio workout for a half hour or more most days of the week. ...Read more
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