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Doctor insights on: Elliptical Vs Treadclimber

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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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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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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 will an elliptical help tone?

What will an elliptical help tone?

Legs and arms: And above all heart. Elliptical machines provide cardio exercise for all 4 limbs without pounding of running on pavement or treadmill. They work best if you vary your intensity and pace. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How can you calibrate a proform 785 f elliptical trainer for distance?

Don't know: That is a question for a technician or personal trainer familiar with that type of device and the settings. ...Read more

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How can I adjust my workout on an elliptical trainer to add resistance?

How can I adjust my workout on an elliptical trainer to add resistance?

Ask for help: Follow the direction on the machine. Consider increase the incline if possible. Ask the gym staff how to do it. ...Read more

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What causes sudden diahrrea during a workout of 30 mins on an elliptical?

What causes sudden diahrrea during a workout of 30 mins on an elliptical?

Not to worry!: Loose stools can be stimulated by exercise especially after eating low fat emulsified foods or maybe onions or spicy foods. The colon if used to constipation may empty with exertion. See you doctor if you cannot figure this out. ...Read more

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Does working out on an elliptical have any side effects? If yes what are the side effects?

Does working out on an elliptical have any side effects? If yes what are the side effects?

Usually safe: There is less impact on the joints from using an elliptical machine. ...Read more

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Elliptical shape homogenos hypoechoic nodule8 o' clok position measure25.5 x 10 x 25.5 mm. Prev 27 x 23 x 10 mm. Wel-defined thin capsule mildly lobulat?

Elliptical shape homogenos hypoechoic nodule8 o' clok position measure25.5 x 10 x 25.5 mm. Prev 27 x 23 x 10 mm. Wel-defined thin capsule mildly lobulat?

Breast nodule: I assume this is a breast nodule? Lesions with these features rarely turn out to be malignant. This sounds like it could be a fibroadenoma, a benign nodule. I don't know the time interval between the 2 ultrasounds (6 months?) but the nodule is essentially stable. Continued follow up is probably most appropriate, unless there are other factors in play (e.g. It is symptomatic). ...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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During workout (jogging, elliptical) my cuffs starting to hurt. What can I do?

During workout (jogging, elliptical) my cuffs starting to hurt. What can I do?

Sore calves: It depends on your exercise tolerance. If you are getting back into shape or training it can be normal to have sore calves. If you have risk factors for vascular disease, smoking, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes then okay to get evaluated by your doc. Your doc will check you for pulses at your ankle. A simple vascular ultrasound can be ordered. ...Read more

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Am 26yr. My weight is 148lbs. Is doing elliptical daily is good for women? Or women has to do just for a 4 days

Am 26yr. My weight is 148lbs. Is doing elliptical daily is good for women? Or women has to do just for a 4 days

Exercise is good: Using the elliptical is cardiovascular activity (increasing your heart rate). It is recommended that you do 20-30 minutes of activity 4 days (minimum) per week. If you are able to do more, that is great. Check with your physician before starting a rigorous exercise regimen.
Happy exercising! ...Read more

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Should you continue to work out when you are sick? Or will that make your cold last longer? I use a elliptical

Should you continue to work out when you are sick? Or will that make your cold last longer? I use a elliptical

You: You can do a light workout but I would not push your body into total fat burning workout as that puts stress on your body.

Just get the blood flowing, hr around 120's. ...Read more

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I worked out on an elliptical for the first time in years. Right after and for several days now I have been feeling kind of sick. Over exertion?

I worked out on an elliptical for the first time in years. Right after and for several days now I have been feeling kind of sick. Over exertion?

Ill after exercise: May be over exertion or dehydration post work out or reflux or unrelated ill. If you drink a lot of water you can dilute your sodium so you should always alternate water with gatorade/juices, rarely rhabodmyolysis which is seen in marathon runners (so you would have had to be on the elliiptical 1.5-2 hours). Since it is persisting seek medical attention today at doctor/urgent care ...Read more

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What are the best exercises for losing saddle bags? : (I have an elliptical and tread climber at home. Wonder the best exercises to show results?

What are the best exercises for losing saddle bags? : (I have an elliptical and tread climber at home. Wonder the best exercises to show results?

N/A: There is no particular exercise to target one area of fat stores. It just happens that, for some, it is one if the last areas to deplete. Try adding some weight training to increase your metabolism and ability to burn more calories at rest. .. ...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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Is it possible to lose muscle on the elliptical?

Is it possible to lose muscle on the elliptical?

Catabolism: If you are on a really low calorie diet, your body may be burning your muscle to supply calories. So, whether you are using the elliptical machine or not, muscle mass may be decreasing. ...Read more

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I was wondering are ellipticals bad for the feet?

I was wondering are ellipticals bad for the feet?

No: Elliptical machines are easier on the joints than running, so they are better on the joints of the feet. Keep in mind it can still be strenuous exercise, so wear good shoes and orthotics if you need them. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use elliptical with a herinated disc?

Is it safe to use elliptical with a herinated disc?

Yes: If you are pain free, excercise is safe. If you are having pain, I would recommend focusing on recovery before resuming excercise. ...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 it effective to lose weight via elliptical trainer?

Is it effective to lose weight via elliptical trainer?

Yes with good diet: From an exercise perspective an elliptical trainer is an excellent opportunity for burning calories and enhancing cardiovascular fitness. Optimal weight loss will benefit from a diet that focuses on eating a health variety of lean protein, healthy fats, fresh fruits and vegetables, and restricting processed carbohydrates, refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup, . ...Read more

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Can elliptical machine firm thighs and butt in 20 days?

Can elliptical machine firm thighs and butt in 20 days?

You should: Be able to see some improvement in 20 days of exercise, particularly if combined with a proper diet ...Read more

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Is it better to run outside or run on an elliptical machine?

Running: Both are effective, but it would best to use the elliptical machine on a hot day in air conditioning rather than get dehydrated running long distance outside. ...Read more