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When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more


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Are elliptical trainers good for starting to get back in shape? 6 months after surgery

Are elliptical trainers good for starting to get back in shape? 6 months after surgery

Yes they are: They are low impact and unlikely to hurt anything. The amount of exercise with them can get up to moderate RUNNING levels of exercise and can EASILY meet fitness needs. They don't tone the abdomen and upper body much. ...Read more

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Do doctors more positively review elliptical trainers or treadmills?

Do doctors more positively review elliptical trainers or treadmills?

Both: Both are great for cardiovascular exercises. Their is not a general consensus among doctors about one being better than the other. Elliptical trainers are easier on the knee joints than a treadmill. Some elliptical machines also allow you to get an arm workout in addition to a leg workout. ...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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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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Any suggestions on which machine is good : elliptical cross trainer or treadmill for minimal exercise?

Any suggestions on which machine is good : elliptical cross trainer or treadmill for minimal exercise?

All: Both machines are designed to improve physical fitness but with less physical impact in knees and hips. You should use whatever you feel comfortable with. ...Read more

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Is possible to burn a lot of calories on an elliptical trainer?

Is possible to burn a lot of calories on an elliptical trainer?

Certainly!: The number of calories burned during any exercise depends on 1) your weight, 2) length of work out and 3) intensity of workout. Generally, an average 150lb individual burns a range of 590-750 calories in an hour, depending upon intensity and resistence. To burn oodles of calories, lengthen the workout! ...Read more

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Is the calorie burn on an eclipse elliptical trainer is less compared to others?

Is the calorie burn on an eclipse elliptical trainer is less compared to others?

Depends on w/o time.: Each type of work out machine (treadmill, elliptical, stair stepper) burns calories based on 1) your weight, 2)length of work out, and 3) intensity of exercise. The difference between machines lies in what exercise is best for you personally to maximize both the intensity and length of your work out. ...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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Which is a better workout: using the elliptical trainer or the stair climber?

Which is a better workout: using the elliptical trainer or the stair climber?

Equal: Done appropriately they are both a good cardiovascular workout. Personally I think going back and forth between the two is the best way to approach it so you have a different workout each day. Keeps the boredom away and changes the stressors on your body. ...Read more

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Why do my feet go number after 15 minutes on elliptical trainer?

Why do my feet go number after 15 minutes on elliptical trainer?

Pressing on nerves: You may be standing awkwardly on the elliptical or you may be pressing on the nerves going in to your feet. You may need an arch support, if you have flat feet, to help alleviate that pressure. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of using an elliptical trainer, treadmill or stationary bike?

What are the pros and cons of using an elliptical trainer, treadmill or stationary bike?

Treadmill: And stationary bike both are general AEROBIC type exercises (CARDIAC BENEFITS are the main benefits) The Elliptical Trainer builds up your 'CORE" (Abdominal and back muscles) as well as aerobic training.

Hope this is helpful// for Professional advice consult a Certified EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Is effective to burn calories on an elliptical trainer?

Is effective to burn calories on an elliptical trainer?

Yes: Whatever device or work out you use is ok.
Do interval exercises like peak 8 from dr mercola or dr al sears for best result. ...Read more

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Is elliptical trainer ok to use with severe calf tendinitis?

Is elliptical trainer ok to use with severe calf tendinitis?

Yes: Its okay but you need to stretch before and after, not exercise too long, ice it when your done, nsaids can help, and if it's acute, you should not do it at all and rest it. You may even need it immobilized if it's real bad. See your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Should I exercise on an elliptical trainer after lumbar fusion?

Should I exercise on an elliptical trainer after lumbar fusion?

Possibly: Your surgeon will be the person to give you some parameters on returning to normal activities and exercise. Typically, once fused, there should be very little restrictions on activities. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what number of calories do you actually burn on an elliptical trainer?

Can you tell me what number of calories do you actually burn on an elliptical trainer?

Elliptical trainer: No this depends on how big you are, how fast you go and which one you are using and how slow or fast you use it and for how long. Discuss with the gym guy. ...Read more

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Can you use an elliptical trainer with a broken toe?

Can you use an elliptical trainer with a broken toe?

Toe fracture: Each fracture has it's own personality. If it is a lesser toe fracture, nonarticular, and can be adequately aligned and protected, the answer may be yes. You want to avoid excess motion at the fracture which would lead to nonunion or malunion. ...Read more

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I have lost about 15 kg I don't have a fixed diet I run about 11 km a day on an elliptical trainer, now I'm stuck on 120 kg what can I do?

I have lost about 15 kg I don't have a fixed diet I run about 11 km a day on an elliptical trainer, now I'm stuck on 120 kg what can I do?

Continue: Sometimes you lose inches instead of pounds as you convert fat to muscle. Keep eating a balanced diet watching portions and continue exercising. You may change up you exercise routine 1 or 2 times a week and see if this helps. ...Read more

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Can I use Elliptical cross trainer for my workout. Because jogging and running are restricted? Is this machine is safe for disk herniated persons?

Can I use Elliptical cross trainer for my workout. Because jogging and running are restricted? Is this machine is safe for disk herniated persons?

Yes: Overall the elliptical machine is cardio machine that is low impact on the joints and back if done correctly. Swimming and water aerobics are other forms of low impact exercise that should be ok with herniated discs. ...Read more

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Can I use Elliptical cross trainer for my workout. Because u said not to do jogging and running? Is this machine is safe for disk herniated persons

Can I use Elliptical cross trainer for my workout. Because u said not to do jogging and running? Is this machine is safe for disk herniated persons

Elliptical use is OK: Using an elliptical machine is not likely to place more pressure on lumbar discs than standing. Disc pressure is thought to be highest when sitting and leaning forward. Adding reason to minimize sitting for prolonged periods and using good posture. In the absence of weakness, or numbness in the lower extremities, be as active as possible and strengthen your abdominal musculature. ...Read more

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I use an elliptical trainer regularly, but often experience knee and lower back pain. What orthotics do you recommend? I also have flat feet.

I use an elliptical trainer regularly, but often experience knee and lower back pain. What orthotics do you recommend? I also have flat feet.

Running store: Some sports stores have machines where u stand on and measures pressure gradients/differences between balls and heels and then suggests what kind of Orthotic. Lynco orthotics are excellent and different support systems. Custom made orthotics work too, but they are stiffer and sometimes don't fit in as many different shoes. ...Read more