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Can exercise program with walking and stationary bike be effective? I cannot run due to back pain and wonder are other exercises still good for body?

Can exercise program with walking and stationary bike be effective? I cannot run due to back pain and wonder are other exercises still good for body?

Aerobic fitness: Walking, cycling and swimming are great activities to achieve aerobic fitness. Building up to 30 minute sessions 5 times a week with exercise heart rate at 70 per cent of age predicted maximum( 220 minus age) will help achieve cardiovascular fitness. ...Read more

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Exercise Stress Test (Definition)

Recording an ekg while walking up a steeper & steeper incline, at a faster & faster rate, so as to increase heart contraction intensity & rate of contraction, thus blood flow needed by the heart muscle. However, atherosclerosis does not narrow arteries, clots do, & the ekg only detects major qualitative differences in capillary blood flow. Thus only severe artery disease ...Read more


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What are recommended fitness programs for lower back pain ?

What are recommended fitness programs for lower back pain ?

Progressive: It will depends on the reasons for your back pain: muscular, nerve-related, pain referred via other pathways, bone pain, metabolic or vascular. Please see and discuss with your care provider. ...Read more

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Why does my exercise programme cause upper back pain?

Why does my exercise programme cause upper back pain?

May be stress: Your upper back more or you have weakness of the upper back muscles. ...Read more

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Are there any good exercise programs for neck and back pain?

Core stability: Most patients with low back pain are instructed by the physical therapists to focus on their core muscles. Core stabilization exercises combined with flexibility training seems to benefit most patients. ...Read more

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What exercise can I do for back pain?

What exercise can I do for back pain?

See below: Core exercises are probably the best for low back pain. A great exercise program for low backs can be found at www.therehabzone.com ...Read more

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Can an exercise bike cause upper back pain?

Can an exercise bike cause upper back pain?

Yes: Yes. Straining during bicycling riding can cause upper and lower back pain. Usually caused by muscle straining. ...Read more

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Would weight lifting exercise help aleviate back pain?

Would weight lifting exercise help aleviate back pain?

Maybe but be careful: You can make things worse. Start with stretching exercises first, especially your hamstrings. If not improving see your doc. ...Read more

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What exercise or stretch can I do for my upper back pain to help loosen it up?

What exercise or stretch can I do for my upper back pain to help loosen it up?

Spine nerve irritate: Many physical therapy sites will show you the best stretches for your muscles. You may have back nerve root irritation with significant muscle spasms, esp deep spasms which cannot be really stretched with exercise. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a specialist and physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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What is the most recommended exercise for relieving back pain due to scoliosis?

What is the most recommended exercise for relieving back pain due to scoliosis?

Adjustment+exercise: You want to minimise progression of scoliosis & strengthen core. Suggest long term relationship w/ osteopathic physician who does omt (manipulation) see aao or cranial academy online. Feldenkrais also very useful for learning to sense your own body, tai chi, qi gong, and esp yoga can be very helpful. One-on-one pilates if possible also good. Remember get best alignment 1st, strengthen 2nd. ...Read more

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I exercise at least 2 x a week with stretch bands & cardio. Nutrition is good but will that be enough to lose weight? I have pd and chronic back pain

I exercise at least 2 x a week with stretch bands & cardio. Nutrition is good but will that be enough to lose weight? I have pd and chronic back pain

Sounds good: Exercise combined with a prudent nutrition plan is a sensible combination with which to embark on a weight loss plan. Given your history, avoid over the counter weight loss aides (fat burners). ...Read more

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Is there any exercise that is good for back pain?

Is there any exercise that is good for back pain?

Strengthen your: Stomach and back muscles. For you, because of the hernia repair, you are going to have to be extra careful. You can ask to be refered to physical therapy, to help do so safely. ...Read more

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Which exercise is the best for alleviating back pain?

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Which exercise is the best for alleviating back pain?

Exercise v back pain: Check out following re specific exercises that benefit those w/bad back: http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/exercises-to-reduce-low-back-pain, http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/lower-back-pain-10/slideshow-exercises, http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00302 & http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/adult-health/multimedia/back-pain/sls-20076265. Don't forget healthy nutrition! ...Read more

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Could too much ab exercise and not enough back exercise be the cause of terrible back pain?

Could too much ab exercise and not enough back exercise be the cause of terrible back pain?

No.: Typically abdominal exercise will improve back pain but this is part of exercising the core muscles which include other muscles in addition to the abdominals. Try a balanced core muscle workout. ...Read more

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Which lower back exercise help back pain?

Which lower back exercise help back pain?

See below: The best exercises for low back are gentle core exercises. A great program for this can be found at www.therehabzone.com ...Read more

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How can exercise treat chronic back pain?

How can  exercise treat chronic back pain?

See below: The best exercises for low back are gentle core strengthening exercises. A great program for this can be found at www.therehabzone.com ...Read more

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What are suggestions for a good exercise dvd for neck and back pain?

What are suggestions for a good exercise dvd for neck and back pain?

Nothing specific: Would consider looking into yoga or pilates dvd's.....Definitely review with an experienced trainer or physical therapist to ensure that you are not doing any exercises that may strain your neck or back further. These two exercise styles tend to be low impact and stress positions that improve posture, breathing, and core strength. ...Read more

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How do I loose weight, have busy schedule and back pain doesn't let me exercise?

How do I loose weight, have busy schedule and back pain doesn't let me exercise?

MakeTimeForFitness: Losing weight happens when you burn more calories than you take in. So diet and exercise are equally important. So if you cannot exercise because of your backache, we have a problem. We have to diagnose and treat your back pain, so a back evaluation is warranted. Core and spinal stabilization exercises are initiated and then gradually start aerobic exercise. Wgt training will follow. Make the time. ...Read more

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Best exercise for lower back (lumbar) pain relief?

Best exercise for lower back (lumbar) pain relief?

See below: The best exercises for low back are gentle core strengthening exercises. A great program for this can be found at www.therehabzone.com ...Read more

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Exercise Program (Definition)

There are many benefits to being active during pregnancy. You may not feel great every day of your pregnancy, but exercise should make you feel better overall and may help prepare you for labor and childbirth. There are some conditions or symptoms that may make exercising during pregnancy inadvisable. Talk with your health care provider about the exercise that ...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