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Doctor insights on: How Many Miles Of Running Equal A Mile Of Swimming

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Is swimming as good exercise as running?

Is swimming as good exercise as running?

Probably better!: Walking is good exercise but swimming is even better as it provides more exercise to the arms as well as legs and does not put as much stress on your knee, hip and ankle joints as it is not weight-bearing. ...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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I need help getting into biking, running and swimming because i want to do a triathlon next year?

Trainer: Sounds like you might benefit from a personal trainer to get you started. That would also help you in developing the correct exercise routines with lower injury risk than if you just tried to do it on your own. Once they teach you the basics and how to progress you could then proceed on your own after some weeks of training. Good luck! ...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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Swimming or running burns more calories?

Swimming or running burns more calories?

Swimming.: While running burns a lot of calories, all things being equal, swimming is considered the most effective form of cardiovascular exercise as it employs the whole body in constant muscular effort. ...Read more

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I have constant chest pains-pressure right across my chest. I exercise a lot. Running, cycling, swimming and don't have these pains when exercising?

I have constant chest pains-pressure right across my chest. I exercise a lot. Running, cycling, swimming and don't have these pains when exercising?

No quick answer: Several conditions can cause pain like that. Your doctor will need to take a detailed history and physical exam to determine the cause and advise treatment. ...Read more

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I undergone ptca with two stent. Can I do swimming and running?

I undergone ptca with two stent. Can I do swimming and running?

Is your doctor in?: Only your doctor can answer that. If you have recovered and you feel good and there are not more blockages and your heart is strong and your blood pressure is stable and your groin puncture site is stable, she/he will say yes. ...Read more

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Is it right or not if i act like running or swimming or any activity for 3 or 5 hours? If i want to lose my weight ?

Is it right or not if i act like running or swimming or any activity for 3 or 5 hours? If i want to lose my weight ?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more