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Doctor insights on: How To Convert Bike Riding To Walking Miles

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Why should I take time from emphasizing walking/bike riding to do strength training or yoga? Goal is to lose weight.

Why should I take time from emphasizing walking/bike riding to do strength training or yoga? Goal is to lose weight.

Strength training: Builds lean muscle mass which increases your metabolism allowing you to burn more calories for the same workout and you can make weight training a cardio event as well. Yoga can allow you to better focus on your goal while maintaining flexibility with your exercising to help minimize muscle aches and injuries for a well balanced workout of body and mind! Read more

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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Since childhood I have occasionally, but regularly struggled with getting full/deep breaths while resting/sitting. Any advice? 42 yo, nulligravida, good health, no medications, no cholesterol/bp problems. Modestly exercise regularly (bike riding/walking),

You: You sound like you have 'occasional episodic dyspnea' and it might be suggestive of 'sigh' that is physiological about 6-8 times per hour in normal humans... Simply means longer and deeper breath or two, periodically. If it is more than this or not exactly how I am inferring your question to be, or shortness of breath is more of a concern, then it very well be that you need a 'work up' and evaluation. Talking to a good pulmonologist to check your lung function tests and imaging studies may be a good place to start.
Hope this helps. Read more

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What's to be expected? Might walking and cycling on my exercise bike help me lose weight?

What's to be expected? Might walking and cycling on my exercise bike help me lose weight?

Cardio Mix: 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

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Hip pain and clicking on walking, running and cycling on recumbent bike? MRI is free reviewed by 2 radiologist and 1 orthopaedic surgeon.... What?

Hip pain and clicking on walking, running and cycling on recumbent bike? MRI is free reviewed by 2 radiologist and 1 orthopaedic surgeon.... What?

May not be your hip: Snapping hip syndrome may be due to an external cause (eg., snapping of the iliotibial band or gluteus maximus over the greater trochanter) or an internal cause (eg., snapping of the iliopsoas tendon over the iliopectineal eminence, acetabular labral tear, intra-articular loose body). Sometimes ultrasound performed during maneuvers that replicate the click can be helpful to discriminate. Read more

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What is better for cardio walking or riding a bike?

What is better for cardio walking or riding a bike?

Either: Both walking and biking produce positive cardiovascular changes. The magnitude of this positive effect is based on the intensity, which can be measured by heart rate, and duration. Shoot for 30min of moderately vigorous exercise most days of the week, as recommended by ACSM, ACA. Heart rate target should be 60-85% of estimated max heart rate (start lower and work up over time). Good luck! Read more

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What is a better way to exercise riding a bike or walking?

What is a better way to exercise riding a bike or walking?

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

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Sometimes my groin will go numb while I'm riding the exercise bike. Today, it did this while I was walking. What do I do??

Sometimes my groin will go numb while I'm riding the exercise bike. Today, it did this while I was walking. What do I do??

Pudendal nerve: Try lowering the nose of the seat on the bicycle. The seat may be pressing on the pudendal nerve. You may also try to get better cushioning on the seat. You could consider a different exercise like stair climber rather than exercise bike.
It is good that you exercise and find a way to continue it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. Read more

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Is walking or riding bike better after knee replacement?

Is walking or riding bike better after knee replacement?

No either or: Remain active and do either one or both. One is not necessarily better than the other. Read more

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Movement around the kneecap when walking or riding bike. Pain above the kneecap. Some kind of blockage when running like can't extend fully due to?

Movement around the kneecap when walking or riding bike. Pain above the kneecap. Some kind of blockage when running like can't extend fully due to?

Knee Cap: It sounds like you are having problems with your Patella or knee cap being out of its normal tracking. This can cause pain with the movements you are describing. You need to see a doctor. Bracing can help, but sometimes surgical release is needed. My daughter is an elite dancer and needed surgery on both knees to correct this. Read more

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What to do when.... My 6 yr old son has severe cramps after playing baseball and riding his bike home... He can not walk and is laying down on couch crying about his side.

What to do when.... My 6 yr old son has severe cramps after playing baseball and riding his bike home... He can not walk and is laying down on couch crying about his side.

Any: Any abdominal cramps severe enough for your child to not be able to walk, should be assessed promptly. Call your child's doctor or take him to the emergency room. Good luck! Read more

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How many minutes of bicycling will equal to walking 1 mile?

How many minutes of bicycling will equal to walking 1 mile?

Variable: All depends on the speed and intensity of both. Find a calculator online for this and plug in the particulars : weight, speed, terrain, etc. Both are good -- why not do both? You could diversify and alternate for maximum fun Read more

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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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What activities should I participate in now that I'm getting older. I walk, ride my bike, and swim.

What activities should I participate in now that I'm getting older. I walk, ride my bike, and swim.

Continue current: Just add some mental exercises as well if not already doing that. Read more

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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.

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

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Hello I am 24m. From last 15days I take cardio exercise like walking, bicycling for 50 minute, than go for wight lifting exercise. So is this proper way.

Primary goal?: If you're training to lose fat, your balance is going to be very different than if you're trying to gain muscle. A personal trainer can be a great investment in your case. Read more

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I can't walk regularly. Can I reduce my weight by cycling to work, home 2hrs?

Yes: Any increase in physical activity will certainly help you lose weight. But eating the right amount of calories-not too much- is important too. Again a good rule of thumb is try to eat 300 calories 5 x a day as an example. Read more

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What to do if I am fat. If I also walk/ride bike & eat lean cuisines with these pills will lose weight quickly?

What to do if I am fat. If I also walk/ride bike & eat lean cuisines with these pills will lose weight quickly?

To Lose Weight: I commend you for your actions of walk/ride bike & eat lean cuisines
Respect yourself. Do not say-I am Fat

SAY-I WANT TO BE FIT

Do Stair climbing, Hike on a hill, Resistance training program in a Gym
Running, Aerobic dancing, Swimming

See Nutritionist for 1500 calorie/day diet, gradually decrease

It is not WHAT you eat, IT IS WHAT is eating you

See a Psychiatrist for coping with stressors, Read more