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Combo Exercise Bike And Elliptical
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
As a recovering anorexic should I stay away from exercise? Would 45 min on an elliptical be acceptable
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
Any suggestions on which machine is good : elliptical cross trainer or treadmill for minimal exercise?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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! Dr Z ...Read more
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 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
Do working out on elliptical more than 45 minutes bad for heart? I am 188 lbs and 5 feet 8 inch height and what is the suggested cardio exercise time ?
No: At least 30 minutes of aerobic excercise most days of the week is suggested. ...Read more
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
Starting going to gym third time i've went. 3 miles between elliptical and bike heart rate tops out at 158 is that normal . Smoker 22 yrs old.
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