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How effective is the bowflex treadclimber?

How effective is the bowflex treadclimber?

Effective: Like any other aerobic exercise machine it's effectiveness is nearly equal to the dedication of its user. ...Read more

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I was wondering what works better: total gym or bowflex tredclimer?

I was wondering what works better: total gym or bowflex tredclimer?

All are different: There really is not one answer. Each machine has its benefits. My thought is choose something that you think you will like to do three times a weeks on a consistent basis. You want to work on all muscle groups and a three time a week regiment would work well. Perhaps you could supplement the above with therabands or dumbbells if you have a limited budget and space. ...Read more

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Why might I not be losing weight on the bowflex body leanness plan?

Why might I not be losing weight on the bowflex body leanness plan?

Not enough time: The most common cause is that people give up too quickly because they become discouraged. Base success on the number of months using the bowflex rather than pounds lost. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise/exercise machine i can use to burn the most weight efficiently? i want to lose 15-20 lbs in 2-3 months if thats realistic.

What is the best exercise/exercise machine i can use to burn the most weight efficiently? i want to lose 15-20 lbs in 2-3 months if thats realistic.

Hard work: It doesn't matter what machine you use or what type of exercise that you do. Find something that you enjoy, or at least can tolerate, and do it regularly as part of a diet and exercise program. Start slow and gradually increase. Goal weight loss should be 2-3lbs per week, so your weight loss goals are reasonable. Good luck ...Read more

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Which is the best exercise machine for losing baby weight, that will tone the whole body?

Which is the best exercise machine for losing baby weight, that will tone the whole body?

Exercise: Regardless of whether you want to lose baby weight or belly fat, consider body weight exercises rather than purchasing equipment. http://www.mensfitness.com/topics/body-weight-workouts, http://www.muscleandfitness.com/workouts/workout-routines/5-best-bodyweight-training-exercises & http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/ultimate-body-weight-workout. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best home exercise machine for bum?

Can you tell me what is the best home exercise machine for bum?

Reallly: It's whatever you'd use most consistently. But when you account for price, space, variety of exercises and resistances possible, the Total Gym XLS(base model) is a great deal. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me which is the top bowflex exercise to burn fat?

Can you please tell me which is the top bowflex exercise to burn fat?

Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose 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 running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Core exercises may build muscle, but to burn fat you need to burn more than you consume and cardio is key! ...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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What exercise machine is best for diabetic patients trying to get fit?

Anything!: It is important for diabetic patients to exercise. Any exercise! pick something you enjoy doing and exercise frequently. Cardio exercise (walk, run, bike, etc) tends to help more with weight loss more than weight bearing exercises. ...Read more

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Please describe a good exercise machine for someone with multiple sclerosis?

Please describe a good exercise machine for someone with multiple sclerosis?

Varies, but : If patient is still ambulatory, consider a treadmill or even a stair stepper. A stationary bike might work. If trouble walking, best general exercise via swimming or aerobics in a pool setting. Some patients will not tolerate an exercise machine, and do far better with assisted walking. ...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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Which type of exercise machine can you use if you have cartilage and ligament knee problem?

Which type of exercise machine can you use if you have cartilage and ligament knee problem?

Limited: Do not use the quad extension machine. The only machine to use would be the supine leg press machine. You can do exercises without machines that would be safer. ...Read more

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What is the number one doctor-recommended exercise machine for muscles in lower back?

What is the number one doctor-recommended exercise machine for muscles in lower back?

Consult...: With a personal trainer. They will be able to help alter your exercise routine to focus on your personal goals. They also will be able to progress your current routine to make it more difficult. If you have questions about specific exercises or machines they will be able to teach you the proper techniques and precautions. Best of luck! ...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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How soon after a total knee replacement should someone use an exercise machine?

How soon after a total knee replacement should someone use an exercise machine?

1st week is okay: As most therapists don't need any machines to perform proper therapy. Manual therapy can achieve excellent results without machines. However, machines can be used as an adjunct to good manual stretching and strengthening programs. Stationary bikes can start early in the first week as the swelling reduces. Weights should be avoided until full extension is gained from your stretching program. ...Read more

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Sit-ups hurt my back and neck. Is there a home exercise machine that targets my stomach and waist? Every other part of my body is very muscular.

Sit-ups hurt my back and neck.  Is there a home exercise machine that targets my stomach and waist?  Every other part of my body is very muscular.

Great Q 4 Physiatry: I like your question. I could use equipment like that also. Let's ask both physiatry (physical medicine) and sports medicine to find out the latest greatest devices out there. Thanks for asking! @drpam. ...Read more

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How soon after a total knee replacement could someone use a continuous passive motion (cpm) exercise machine?

How soon after a total knee replacement could someone use a continuous passive motion (cpm) exercise machine?

1 hours: Ideally you should be placed on it in the recovery room whole still sedated. Once you are able to move the knee on your own, the benefit of continuous passive motion is less apparent. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopy surgery unblocking fallopian tubes 3 months ago. Can I use abdominal abs exercise machine now?

I had laparoscopy surgery unblocking fallopian tubes 3 months ago. Can I use abdominal abs exercise machine now?

Yes: Laparoscopic Surgery has many benefits over the open techniques. In addition to less post operative pain, laparoscopic surgery causes much less trauma to the body. Open techniques lead to the release of inflammatory mediators which impair healing. Even considering the variations in laparoscopic techniques, in the absence of complications, three months is more than sufficient time for the healing. ...Read more

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I feel full i haven't moved my bowels properly in two days. What should I do?

I feel full i haven't moved my bowels properly in two days. What should I do?

Try Fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate): If you have a problem with chronic constipation, you should be taking something regularly, like MiraLAX or a prescription medication, like Amitiza (lubiprostone) or linzess. But if you just have periodic constipation and want more rapid relief from below, try a fleet enema. For relief from above, try 10 oz. Of magnesium citrate. ...Read more

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Two days ago I started experiencing acute pain in my right lower back. It is extremely painful. When I lay down when I MOVE! ?

Two days ago I started experiencing acute pain in my right lower back. It is extremely painful. When I lay down when I MOVE! ?

Take some meds: I suggest you try over the counter pain medications first, if no relief see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have anxiety which I have two cats for. I moved into a apartment which I need a form filled out so they can move with me can u help me with that?

I have anxiety which I have two cats for. I moved into a apartment which I need a form filled out so they can move with me can u help me with that?

Local doc: you need to find a doc locally that can write you a letter of medical necessity.

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I didn't eat for almost 3 days then I ate again and for the past two days I feel as if I have a band around my waist and I can hardly move cos of it ?

I didn't eat for almost 3 days then I ate again and for the past two days I feel as if I have a band around my waist and I can hardly move cos of it ?

The most important..: ...bit of information I'd need is "Why didn't you eat for almost 3 days?" It would be help also to know how soon after you started eating again your symptoms started. Finally, let us know if u have other symptoms, like nausea or bloating. Please resubmit your question with additional info & perhaps we can give you insight into this problem. Thanks. ...Read more

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Doing bicycle exercises I felt like my nerves in my calf moved I've felt discomfort for two days?

Doing bicycle exercises I felt like my nerves in my calf moved I've felt discomfort for two days?

Hard to say: There are several possibilities, including a muscular strain, a cramping of the muscle, and even possibly an I irritation of a nerve in the back. If it does not respond to 5-7 days of rest, I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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I'm worried. I first felt the baby moving a lot but now the last two days I have not felt him move at all ?

I'm worried. I first felt the baby moving a lot but now the last two days I have not felt him move at all ?

Must get it checked: If you haven't felt your baby move in the last 2 days, you must call your OB provider to get it checked. He may decide on what test to do to find out what the problem is non stress test or biophysical profile depending on your term and the presence of other symptoms. ...Read more