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Converting Bicycle To Exercise Bike
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Both: Both will cause your rate to increase which leads to good aerobic activity. ...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
Cardio Mix: Yes. If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), 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 walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
Yes: yuu can wear them when exercising.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been diagnosed with Acute Gastitus, is it ok to exercise with this, such as bike or run? Will exercise help alleviate this condition?
A broad diagnosis: Acute gastritis is usually an umbrella term for a bunch of issues involving the lining of the stomach (called the gastric mucosa). Normal exercise should be fine ... I always say to my patients, "the body is extremely smart - listen to it and stop if you feel discomfort, it usually gives you a warning sign if you're doing something wrong." Hope that helps! ...Read more
Is a 30 min walk as good as a vigorous 15 min bike ride with high intensity intervals? I'd like to find the quickest and easiest form of exercise.
Either: Training is used for multiple purposes. While many exercise experts and trainers advocate high intensity short interval training with frequent variation to improve strength and endurance, walking for cardiac aerobic training often aims to push the heart rate to a certain aerobic target (65-80% of maximum predicted hr = 220-age). Depends on your goals therefore. Always try to push the envelope. ...Read more
Wolff's Law: Yes...But controversial answer. Weight bearing exercise such as walking is good for your bones (osteoporosis) because of their response to stress and impact. This leads to strengthening of your bones known as wolff's law. While technically not bearing weight, stationary biking and elliptical use do cause resistance (muscles tug on bone) thus also strengthening your bones to some extent. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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