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Doctor insights on: The Best Elliptical Machine For Petite Women

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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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What are the best exercises for weight loss and burning fat? Would an elliptical machine be good for these purposes? What kind of program?

What are the best exercises for weight loss and burning fat? Would an elliptical machine be good for these purposes? What kind of program?

Aerobic + weight: A combo of aerobic (cardiovascular) +weight bearing (build muscles) exercises along with proper/balanced diet is probably the best, but some is better than nothing. In the US, the trouble is that we have too much..sodas, juices, pizza, donuts, brownies, cookies, truffles, ice cream, lattes, beers/liquor, and the evil of chips... So, be sensible. Stay healthy. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is best in ACL repair physical therapy, an elliptical machine or stationary bike?

What is best in ACL repair physical therapy, an elliptical machine or stationary bike?

Physical therapy: Physical may include dozens of different exercises including the two you mentioned. Consulting with a physical therapist after surgery is critical to the healing process. ...Read more

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What is best to do for ACL repair physical therapy, elliptical machine or stationary bike?

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What is best to do for ACL repair physical therapy, elliptical machine or stationary bike?

All three: Most acl reconstruction patients have quad muscle inhibition after surgery, so controlling quad function is a major part of physical therapy. A stationary bicycle also helps by working on the quad muscle group. The elliptical machine does not specifically help with the quad or knee muscle groups, but is an excellent overall conditioning system. ...Read more

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How to know what is best for ACL repair physical therapy, elliptical machine or stationary bike?

How to know what is best for ACL repair physical therapy, elliptical machine or stationary bike?

Stage of recovery?: This answer depends on what stage of recovery you are in. Generally i allow stationary biking (with pt or atc supervision) at 6 weeks, and ellipitcal at 9-12 weeks. There is some variation to this based on individual progress, and in whether or not there were injuries in addition to the acl tear (i.e. Meniscus tear). ...Read more

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Is it better to run outside or run on an elliptical machine?

Running: Both are effective, but it would best to use the elliptical machine on a hot day in air conditioning rather than get dehydrated running long distance outside. ...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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Can elliptical machine firm thighs and butt in 20 days?

Can elliptical machine firm thighs and butt in 20 days?

You should: Be able to see some improvement in 20 days of exercise, particularly if combined with a proper diet ...Read more

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Is thete any risk with exercising barefoot on an elliptical machine?

Is thete any risk with exercising barefoot on an elliptical machine?

Probably not: Since your feet do not leave the pedals on the ellipitical, it should probably be ok. Stop the exercise if your feet start to bother you or you have other symptoms. ...Read more

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What are ways to avoid numb toes on the elliptical machine?

What are ways to avoid numb toes on the elliptical machine?

Keep feet flat: Don't push on the balls of your feet, try to keep your foot flatter on the pedal. ...Read more

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Elliptical machine - rid of belly fat?

Elliptical machine - rid of belly fat?

Burns calories: Exercise burns calories. Eat less and you will lose weight, it is simple. Crunches get the abdominal muscles in shape, which can give tone to the muscular abdominal wall. This holds the fat in better (so to speak). ...Read more

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Could i still exercise on elliptical machine on a sprained ankle?

Could i still exercise on elliptical machine on a sprained ankle?

Yes, as tolerated: After initial rest, ice, compression and elevation, ankle rehabilitation involves moving the ankle. Initially the up and down motion akin to pressing and releasing the gas pedal in the front to back plane is suggested. Lateral movement will come later as pain and swelling subside. An elliptical trainer provides gentle front to back motion at the ankle and can be started as soon as tolerated by you. ...Read more

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Is the elliptical machine a good workout for a 65 year old diabetic.

Is the elliptical machine a good workout for a 65 year old  diabetic.

An elliptical: Is a pretty good machine for those that cannot tolerate walking/running on hard surfaces. I'd give it a try. ...Read more

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A friend told me that using an elliptical machine messes up your knees. Is this true?

A friend told me that using an elliptical machine messes up your knees. Is this true?

Low Impact Exercise: Nope. There is no truth in that myth. Elliptical is very gentle on the knee since it is a low impact exercise. ...Read more

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I am recovering from a stroke termed "ataxic". Will an elliptical machine will help my balance?

I am recovering from a stroke termed "ataxic". Will an elliptical machine will help my balance?

Avoid it now: Your characteristic term implies loss of balance and incoordination. Do not risk falling from an exercise machine, you do not need new injury. Instead work with physical therapist and gradually rehab and gain better function. Perhaps in a few months you can return to your exercise machines. ...Read more

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Can the elliptical machine really work at burning calories?

Can the elliptical machine really work at burning calories?

Definitely: An elliptical machine engages many different muscle groups at the same time. This is good for achieving an effective work-out, and yes a calorie-burning effort. For similar reasons, swimming is also an excellent form of exercise. ...Read more

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I heard running was bad for your knees should I do elliptical machine instead?

I heard running was bad for your knees should I do elliptical machine instead?

Depends: A good running stride is key. That being said the elliptical is lessthan impact for sure. I think it is hard to get into any good shape on machines..Run a 6 min mile on the road and tell me your heart rate is the same as the treadmill...As an example. ...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 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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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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Can i exercise on an elliptical machine while i'm early in my 3rd trimester?

Can i exercise on an elliptical machine while i'm early in my 3rd trimester?

Depends on u: If you have been doing that before and all throughout your preg and u are having no problems then u prob can, if u have not been doing it already then- no, you must go slow because some people can start to get a little symnphysis pubis separation in the 3rd trimester and the eliptical could make that worse so if u notice any pain in middle where the pubic symphysis is then u must stop. ...Read more

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How soon after ATFL ligament repair can I use elliptical machine to work out?

How soon after ATFL ligament repair can I use elliptical machine to work out?

Varies: It varies somewhat based upon surgical technique used and surgeons preference, but usually in the 8-12 week range. ...Read more

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I can't decide whether to buy a treadmill or elliptical machine, after having a baby?

I can't decide whether to buy a treadmill or elliptical machine, after having a baby?

Personal choice: Unless you have a specific injury or pain that requires special attention, you should pick whichever form of exercise that you enjoy and feel safe doing. Some elliptical machines work the arms, giving more of your bofy a work out. ...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?

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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Minor cp due to hypoxia shortly after birth. I have slight spasticity. is an elliptical a good machine to help spasticity? Very able bodied, tense ez.

Minor cp due to hypoxia shortly after birth. I have slight spasticity. is an elliptical a good machine to help spasticity? Very able bodied, tense ez.

Medication needed: Elliptical a will help maintain stretch but no other effect on spasticity. Zanaflex, (tizanidine) baclofen, or Valium will help elevated tone, or Botox if this is li,items to arm or leg. See PMR doc for eval. ...Read more