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Doctor insights on: Cycling Vs Running Which Is Better

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Which is a better mode of transportation: walking or bicycling?

Which is a better mode of transportation: walking or bicycling?

Walk vs bike: Both are great. Choose your time to destination: obviously biking can cover ground more quickly. Walking is a less expensive sport. ...Read more

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Which is better exercise: swimming or walking?

Which is better exercise: swimming or walking?

Neither is better: Just different. Swimming is more of a total body workout and easier on the joints. While running is higher impact and better for stimulating maintained or increased bone density. ...Read more

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Running vs. Stairs which is more benificial ?

Running vs. Stairs which is more benificial 
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Exercise: This is a question that has no correct answer from a medical point of view. Just moving, keeping your heart rate up for at least 20 to 30 minutes means you are getting good exercise. ...Read more

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Which is better to burn calories and which is safer : elliptical or treadmill ?

Which is better to burn calories and which is safer : elliptical or treadmill ?

Depends: You can burn the same amount of calories on each if you adjust the level and times. Personally like elliptical because overall has less stress on your joints and probably safer! ...Read more

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Which is better for losing weight? Running or walking on a incline

Which is better for losing weight? Running or walking on a incline

Moderate Exercise: There is nothing medicine has to say in regards to your question. The best exercise to lose weight is one that get's your heart rate to about 130 beats per minute and keeps you there for at the least twenty minutes at a time. There would be no difference in efficacy with your two choices above. ...Read more

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Is running on an elliptical machine better than running outside?

Is running on an elliptical machine better than running outside?

Either is fine.: They're both effective forms of physical activity and cardiovascular conditioning. How about mixing them up - run when the weather is nice and use the elliptical when the weather is inclement. ...Read more

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Which is the best exercise: swimming or running?

Which is the best exercise: swimming or running?

Remember: They are just different forms of exercise. Swimming tend to be a better total body workout and more easily tolerated joint wise(unless you have rotator cuff issues or shoulder arthritis). While running is "harder" on the joints, it also is better at promoting bone density stability/increase. ...Read more

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Which is the best exercise: swimming or walking?

Which is the best exercise: swimming or walking?

Depends: Depends on your goals. Swimming is a wonderful exercise for muscle tone, non-weight bearing requirements, flexibility, cardio (if fast paced), endurance training, and low impact needs. It involves many muscle groups and targets different ones depending on the stroke. Walking is also great. Can be cardio if fast paced, involves many muscle groups, but mostly legs and hips. Combine for nice workout. ...Read more

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Which is a better workout: using the elliptical trainer or the stair climber?

Which is a better workout: using the elliptical trainer or the stair climber?

Equal: Done appropriately they are both a good cardiovascular workout. Personally I think going back and forth between the two is the best way to approach it so you have a different workout each day. Keeps the boredom away and changes the stressors on your body. ...Read more

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Which is the best aerobic exercise: swimming or running?

Which is the best aerobic exercise: swimming or running?

Not necessarily a: "best" type of issue. Each form of exercise has it's advantages and disadvantages. Swimming is more of a full body workout and lower impact on the joints. But remember because it's lower impact, it has less of an effect as running at stimulating bone density. In the end, both are good forms of exercise, and in an ideal world it's good to involve variety in your exercise routine. ...Read more

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Indoor cycling vs elliptical which one burns more fat?

Indoor cycling vs elliptical which one burns more fat?

Niether: With regard to weight loss it depends on resistance applied and the intensity of exercise how many calories are burned. ...Read more

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Is running on an elliptical machine better than treadmill for your knees?

Is running on an elliptical machine better than treadmill for your knees?

Yes: It is less pounding or impacts on your knees. However, some people dont like the feel of the position their legs are in during the revolutions of some elliptical machines so you may need to try different types to find the one you like. ...Read more

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Which is better for weight reduction-yoga or aerobics?

Which is better for weight reduction-yoga or aerobics?

High impact: Sustained exercise for at least 20 minutes has been found to increase basal metabolic rate for up to 48 hours. Yoga is good for stress reduction. ...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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Is walking better than jogging or running?

Is walking better than jogging or running?

Not necessarily.: Over the course of your life, you will likely find that walking is the best! you can get your heartrate up into the aerobic range with walking or running. Plus, walking puts less impact on joints that may later need repair, i.e., knees and hips. ...Read more