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How to stretch your buttocks before nordic skiing?

How to stretch your buttocks before nordic skiing?

Check out: http://www.ehow.com/video_2346736_gluteal-stretches.html.

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Is using gym treadmills similar to walking outside.?

Is using gym treadmills similar to walking outside.?

Similar...: ...although the surface of the treadmill upon which you run is more forgiving to the joints than the concrete roads and walkways, and is more predictable than the uneven surfaces of trails or under grass. And with a treadmill, you control the hills. ...Read more

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What makes nordic walking different from normal walking?

What makes nordic walking different from normal walking?

Walking in Norway!: True! but not what you meant. Nordic Walking is basically cross-country skiing without skis, uses poles though. Is more strenuous and uses more muscles. See great discussion here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordic_walking There are lots of videos. Here's one with a race (not with English narration) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BrmA5OAAa4 ...Read more

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Is a fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling good?

Is a fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling good?

Yes: You are nicely combining three different forms of aerobic conditioning exercises. Rowing and cycling activities are heart friendly as well as joint friendly; good exercise for the cardiovascular system without beating up your joints. Of the three, the treadmill has more impact on your knees and ankles as you run. Would advise keep in the treadmill flat as opposed to inclined. Easier on the knees. ...Read more

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How many calories can nordic walking burn?

How many calories can nordic walking burn?

Better than walking: According to livestrong a person who weighs 160 pounds who nordic walks can lose about 388 calories per hour. ...Read more

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Is running barefoot safe?

Is running barefoot safe?

Be careful: As true barefoot running obviously has to be undertaken in a area with limited damaging material(think sharp pointy objects) on the ground. Even if you are using minimalist shoes, understand that if you choose to goes this route to run, you have to ease into footwear like this, particularly if your previous shoes were heavily cushioned. ...Read more

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Is running on an elliptical machine better than running outside?

Is running on an elliptical machine better than running outside?

Either is fine.: They're both effective forms of physical activity and cardiovascular conditioning. How about mixing them up - run when the weather is nice and use the elliptical when the weather is inclement. ...Read more

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Love trekking nd rock climbing. Which graft (patellar or hamstring) would fit me best?

Love trekking nd rock climbing. Which graft (patellar or hamstring) would fit me best?

Both work well: Both grafts in addition to a cadavre grafts can work well. More importantly, the way the procedure is performed and the postop rehab are more important than the actual graft used. You would probably require at least six months of rehab postop before returning to rock climbing. ...Read more

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Does nordic walking improve your health?

Does nordic walking improve your health?

Yes: Walking is very good for our health. Our bodies are designed for efficient walking. It is the first feature to evolve in the homonid line that led to us. ...Read more

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Boating and pregnancy? A cruise on a pontune boat vs high speed boating on choppy river/lake?

Boating and pregnancy? A cruise on a pontune boat vs high speed boating on choppy river/lake?

Not for mom or kids.: Jolts from the boat, dirty water, excessive sun and heat can be dangerous whether a person is pregnant or not. There are safer ways to enjoy nature when "with child" or with family! ...Read more

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Is Windsor Pilates along with Shwinn Airdyne Biking daily okay for total knee replacement patients?

Is Windsor Pilates along with Shwinn Airdyne Biking daily okay for total knee replacement patients?

Depends: Depends on when it was done, and the clinical circumstances surrounding the operation. While the activity you describes sounds ok, check with your surgeon to be sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Stair climbing can slim leg?

Stair climbing can slim leg?

Yes: It depends on your body type to start with. If you have legs with fat, then you can get a slimming effect with stair climbing, however, you may get an appearance of getting larger first as the underlying muscles increase in size as the fat burns of slower. Stair climbing has tons of benefits either way and can increase your cardiac health. Climb on and the legs will sort themselves out. ...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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Is walking, jogging and running on treadmill good for scoliosis?

Is walking, jogging and running on treadmill good for scoliosis?

Won't hurt scoliosis: and all three are great aerobic exercises, but do not really strengthen core musculature. Scoliosis is often idiopathic, i.e., no known cause, but it is often seen in lean, very flexible individuals. Central muscles like abdominal and back help support spine and posture. ...Read more

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Does walking on treadmill hurt arthritic knees is stationary bike better?

Does walking on treadmill hurt arthritic knees is stationary bike better?

A stationary bike is: best as you can ease the insult to your joints. But 4 osteoporosis then plain walking on level ground is best, as well as gentle arm weight exercises. This puts some stress on your non weight bearing bone and aids in treating bothoosteoporosis as well as sarcopenia or muscle loss. Bones need to be stressed to remain healthy. ...Read more

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Is indoor cycling as equally exerting as outdoor cycling?

Is indoor cycling as equally exerting as outdoor cycling?

Can be: Depends on the routine and set-up. There are trainers that can create resistance and incline/decline training similar to outdoors. Spinning can give you incredible exertion levels. Give it a try, you might just get hooked. ...Read more

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Is jet skiing safe while pregnant?

Is jet skiing safe while pregnant?

No: Please avoid sports with a risk of being jolted or falling, even on water. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of muay Thai kickboxing?

What are the benefits of muay Thai kickboxing?

Many!: One of the many "new" sporting activities! self-defense is one benefit, but this "exercise" kives you coordination, mental speed, burns calories. Improves flexibility, and instills confidence. Hope you continue! ...Read more

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Is dance dance revolution good exercise?

Is dance dance revolution good exercise?

Can be: Especially on the more extreme levels. I just tell patients, that anything that gets you moving and your heart rate up is great. And it's even better if you love to do it, as that will help you do it consistently. That's one of the keys of exercise, you have to do it consistently! ...Read more

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Indoor cycling vs elliptical which one burns more fat?

Indoor cycling vs elliptical which one burns more fat?

Niether: With regard to weight loss it depends on resistance applied and the intensity of exercise how many calories are burned. ...Read more