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Doctor insights on: Running On Elliptical Vs Treadmill

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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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Is running on an elliptical machine better than treadmill for your knees?

Is running on an elliptical machine better than treadmill for your knees?

Yes: It is less pounding or impacts on your knees. However, some people dont like the feel of the position their legs are in during the revolutions of some elliptical machines so you may need to try different types to find the one you like. ...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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Does riding a real bike and riding an stationary exercise bike burn the same number of calories?

Does riding a real bike and riding an stationary exercise bike burn the same number of calories?

Bicycling: No, there can be differences. Here is a chart that can show you the different factors & how it impacts the calories burned. http://www.nutristrategy.com/caloriesburnedcycling.htm. As you check the comparisons, the calories burned were higher with a bicycle (compared to a stationary bike) with other things being equal. ...Read more

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Is walking on a treadmill or walking outside best?

Is walking on a treadmill or walking outside best?

Either is great.: Assuming you're wearing adequate footwear, walking is a great low-impact aerobic exercise. Walking outside is great for variety and fresh air, but just be aware of your surroundings and stay safe. With a treadmill you can listen to music or watch TV to keep you going longer. ...Read more

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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 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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Would running on a treadmill increase my speed for running?

Would running on a treadmill increase my speed for running?

Not for sprinting: It would certainly increase your endurance. But i would not recommend sprinting on a treadmill. It's too easy to misstep and fall hard. In cold weather, sprinting in a gymnasium would be preferable. A coach or fitness trainer may be able to show you some mechanical aspects of sprinting that could help you with speed. ...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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What's better on heart walking or biking?

What's  better  on  heart  walking  or  biking?

Both are great.: Any type of cardiovascular exercise is great for the heart. Vary is up. Walk, bike, swim, jog. Whatever you can do to benefit your heart and keep you interested. ...Read more

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What's better on heart walking or biking?

What's  better  on  heart  walking  or  biking?

Both are great.: Any type of cardiovascular exercise is great for the heart. Vary is up. Walk, bike, swim, jog. Whatever you can do to benefit your heart and keep you interested. ...Read more

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Cardio eliptical and treadmill, which is better?

Cardio eliptical and treadmill, which is better?

Exercise: Maybe eliptical is softer on your joints and you are using your arms as well. I believe it mainly depends on heart rate. ...Read more

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Is stationary bike a weight-bearing exercise?

Is stationary bike a weight-bearing exercise?

Wolff's Law: Yes...But controversial answer. Weight bearing exercise such as walking is good for your bones (osteoporosis) because of their response to stress and impact. This leads to strengthening of your bones known as wolff's law. While technically not bearing weight, stationary biking and elliptical use do cause resistance (muscles tug on bone) thus also strengthening your bones to some extent. ...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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Pros and cons for running on treadmill v. outside?

Pros and cons for running on treadmill v. outside?

No difference: Both types have their advantages and limitations, and the choice really comes down to personal preference. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of treadmill incline sprints?

What are the benefits of treadmill incline sprints?

Benefits: Incline walking and sprints on the treadmill will both increase the intensity of the workouts you do. This will boost metabolism of your muscles, making them hungry for energy. Try to incorporate some type of speed workout or incline workout roughly 1-2 times a week. Overdoing it can lead to injuries. ...Read more

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Is elliptical or treadmill better for losing weight?

Is elliptical or treadmill better for losing weight?

Cardio: Both are good for cardio. It really depends upon how much you push yourself, your heart rate, the machine resistance, and your effort. ...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