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Is it safe to exercise with an L5 extrusion? Specifically elliptical or spinning (bike)?

Is it safe to exercise with an L5 extrusion? Specifically elliptical or spinning (bike)?

Yes: Exercise, especially cardiovascular regimens are helpful although you may find sitting to bother your back so you may want to consider cross training if there is some aggravation of your pain spinning. 90% of disc herniations get better non operatively with a 5 % chance of a recurrence which is minimized by regular exercise. ...Read more

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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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Exercise bike, treadmill, elliptical, ski machine etc. If you had the choice of only one, what would it be?

Exercise bike, treadmill, elliptical, ski machine etc. If you had the choice of only one, what would it be?

Doesn't matter: The one you choose should be the one you're going to use. The type of machine is less important than how much you use it and whether you keep challenging yourself. In order to improve your fitness you have to keep doing a little more than is comfortable -- exercise in the zone of discomfort., but not pain the type of machine -- or no machine -- is a personal choice. ...Read more

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Which type of exercise would elliptical training be?

Which type of exercise would elliptical training be?

More cardio, but: With the arm movement, easier to achieve cardio benefits with a lower perception of exertion, since you use more muscles. You will tone, but most strength gains go to the legs! Safe and non-traumatic. Great machines! ...Read more

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Have lost about 80 lbs, but still weight about 220. Want to start exercising. Have an elliptical and a bike but what the best routine for a beginner?

Have lost about 80 lbs, but still weight about 220. Want to start exercising. Have an elliptical and a bike but what the best routine for a beginner?

Exercise!: Congratulations on losing 80 pounds although it's not clear to me how you did it w/o exercise. First go see your family doc & make sure you're otherwise healthy enough to exercise. You didn't mention your height so go to http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmicalc. Htm to determine goal weight for your height. Finally, start riding a few minutes daily. Add a few minutes as that gets ea. ...Read more

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As a recovering anorexic should I stay away from exercise? Would 45 min on an elliptical be acceptable

As a recovering anorexic should I stay away from exercise? Would 45 min on an elliptical be acceptable

Anorexia & exercise: If you have or have had anorexia nervosa, which is a serious, potentially deadly condition, you should really already be under the care of an eating disorder specialist. What does he or she say? ...Read more

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Okay to exercise on elliptical with torn meniscus?

Okay to exercise on elliptical with torn meniscus?

No twist: Best to get it fixed. However, in the mean time, avoid twisting and pivoting activities as well as high impact. Stationary biking and elliptical would be best. ...Read more

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Could I still exercise on elliptical machine on a sprained ankle?

Could I still exercise on elliptical machine on a sprained ankle?

Yes, as tolerated: After initial rest, ice, compression and elevation, ankle rehabilitation involves moving the ankle. Initially the up and down motion akin to pressing and releasing the gas pedal in the front to back plane is suggested. Lateral movement will come later as pain and swelling subside. An elliptical trainer provides gentle front to back motion at the ankle and can be started as soon as tolerated by you. ...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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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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Can I exercise on an elliptical machine while I'm early in my 3rd trimester?

Can I exercise on an elliptical machine while I'm early in my 3rd trimester?

Depends on u: If you have been doing that before and all throughout your preg and u are having no problems then u prob can, if u have not been doing it already then- no, you must go slow because some people can start to get a little symnphysis pubis separation in the 3rd trimester and the eliptical could make that worse so if u notice any pain in middle where the pubic symphysis is then u must stop. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of using an elliptical trainer, treadmill or stationary bike?

What are the pros and cons of using an elliptical trainer, treadmill or stationary bike?

Treadmill: And stationary bike both are general AEROBIC type exercises (CARDIAC BENEFITS are the main benefits) The Elliptical Trainer builds up your 'CORE" (Abdominal and back muscles) as well as aerobic training.

Hope this is helpful// for Professional advice consult a Certified EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST!
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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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I try to exercise daily for 30 minutes on an elliptical but sometimes my knees hurt. What to do, stop it altogether or do it every other day?

I try to exercise daily for 30 minutes on an elliptical but sometimes my knees hurt. What to do, stop it altogether or do it every other day?

Elliptical Machine: If the pain you are getting is under your kneecap or in the front then it is probably due to inflammation. If the elliptical machine can be adjusted so that you take longer strides with less hip and knee flexion it may help. Also try knee strengthening exercises: knee extensions, knee curls, leg presses and calf raises: 4 sets of 10-12 reps and increase the weight for each set. ...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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Help please! Is an elliptical machine less likely to cause foot pain than a spin bike?

Help please! Is an elliptical machine less likely to cause foot pain than a spin bike?

Yes: In my opinion yes, because on an elliptical machine your foot should stay flat and in contact with the foot plate. ...Read more

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I wanna loose 10 pounds, at the gym I like treadmill, elliptical (the best), bike and swimming pool. Which would be best to do?

Cross train: I would do at least two do you like elliptical because its easiest or you can work hardest? If its easiest don't do it if its hardest do it. I would suggest swimming for the other but that's my opinion. ...Read more

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I eat more non veg & I exercise a lot in treadmill & elliptical morning & eve. My BP is 120/80 & sometimes 140/90, my sugar is 92. Y BP is alone high?

I eat more non veg & I exercise a lot in treadmill & elliptical morning & eve. My BP is 120/80 & sometimes 140/90, my sugar is 92. Y BP is alone high?

Healthy BP: There is nothing in your account to say that you have hypertension. A healthy heart has varying blood pressures at any given moment. Physical activity can lead to increased heart rate and increased fluid dehydration (through sweating) and thus this strain can temporarily elevate the blood pressure. But that is temporary and during your recovery from exercise and with hydration BP will normalize. ...Read more

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I am trying to lose weight at the gym im 21 years old and 238 lbs at 5'1. What machines should I focus on I do the treamill bike and elliptical?

I am trying to lose weight at the gym im 21 years old and 238 lbs at 5'1. What machines should I focus on I do the treamill bike and elliptical?

Any that burn cals: The best weight loss plan is a combo of cardio and the development of lean muscle mass. Do cardio exercises at moderate intensity for at least 20 minutes 5 days/week. Do resistance exercises (free weights and/or machines), working all major muscle groups 3 times/week with a rest day in between. Find specific exercises you enjoy and can be done safely. ...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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What is ok to do with lower back pain at the gym, bike, treadmill, and/or elliptical?

What is ok to do with lower back pain at the gym, bike, treadmill, and/or elliptical?

All of them?: The exercises you mentioned when done correctly can all give you your desired result. I usually suggest alternating your cardio machines, thereby decreasing repetitive injury - for example do 15 min on each. Also pls make sure you are doing the correct exercises on each, if anything hurts stop and avoid running on the treadmill - u can always increase incline instead.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is best in ACL repair physical therapy, an elliptical machine or stationary bike?

What is best in ACL repair physical therapy, an elliptical machine or stationary bike?

Physical therapy: Physical may include dozens of different exercises including the two you mentioned. Consulting with a physical therapist after surgery is critical to the healing process. ...Read more

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What is best to do for ACL repair physical therapy, elliptical machine or stationary bike?

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What is best to do for ACL repair physical therapy, elliptical machine or stationary bike?

All three: Most acl reconstruction patients have quad muscle inhibition after surgery, so controlling quad function is a major part of physical therapy. A stationary bicycle also helps by working on the quad muscle group. The elliptical machine does not specifically help with the quad or knee muscle groups, but is an excellent overall conditioning system. ...Read more

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What is better for physical therapy after ACL repair - elliptical machine or stationary bike?

What is better for physical therapy after ACL repair - elliptical machine or stationary bike?

Personal preference: Both elliptical machines and stationary bikes are great adjuncts to an ACL reconstruction rehabilitation program. They both protect the recovering knee and new ACL from unsafe forces such as rotating and pivoting while also limiting impact loading. Some patients do not like one or the other pieces of equipment, so it is nice to have various options. ...Read more

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How to know what is best for ACL repair physical therapy, elliptical machine or stationary bike?

How to know what is best for ACL repair physical therapy, elliptical machine or stationary bike?

Stage of recovery?: This answer depends on what stage of recovery you are in. Generally I allow stationary biking (with pt or atc supervision) at 6 weeks, and ellipitcal at 9-12 weeks. There is some variation to this based on individual progress, and in whether or not there were injuries in addition to the acl tear (i.e. Meniscus tear). ...Read more