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Voit Exercise Bike
Yes: It is a good aerobic exercise and helps strengthen your heart and increases endurance esp if you ride more than 10 mph. If you ride at lower speeds, try to work up to 150 minutes per week. If you do vigorous rides, 75 minutes per week is recommended. Since cycling is not a weight bearing exercise it won't strengthen bones, so it's good to do other types of exercise too like strength training. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Both: Are excellent ways of getting cardio exercise. Many people people find outdoor biking to better hold their interest, and therefore produce better results. Indoor bikes are safer, of course, so if there is any reason to be concerned about one's ability to ride an outdoor bicycle safely, indoor it should be! ...Read more
Both: Both will cause your rate to increase which leads to good aerobic activity. ...Read more
Exercise: Both are good ways to exercise. It depends a little as to your height, weight, condition of your joints, and your current physical health. I generally recommend to patients to start with a gentle exercise program, gradually building over time. For walking, find a comfortable route, or treadmill, proper shoes, start slow in time and speed. Gradually advance. Same with biking. Don't rush to be fit. ...Read more
Cardio Mix: Yes. If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), 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 walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
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Very variable.: There are many factors that go into giving you an accurate response. Things like your weight, your diet, type of bike, vigor of riding etc. Bicycling is great for aerobic conditioning & weight loss. It takes about 3, 500 calories/lb. Take a look at this to determine how long it would take for you: http://www.Nutristrategy.Com/caloriesburnedcycling.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been diagnosed with Acute Gastitus, is it ok to exercise with this, such as bike or run? Will exercise help alleviate this condition?
A broad diagnosis: Acute gastritis is usually an umbrella term for a bunch of issues involving the lining of the stomach (called the gastric mucosa). Normal exercise should be fine ... I always say to my patients, "the body is extremely smart - listen to it and stop if you feel discomfort, it usually gives you a warning sign if you're doing something wrong." Hope that helps! ...Read more
Is a 30 min walk as good as a vigorous 15 min bike ride with high intensity intervals? I'd like to find the quickest and easiest form of exercise.
Either: Training is used for multiple purposes. While many exercise experts and trainers advocate high intensity short interval training with frequent variation to improve strength and endurance, walking for cardiac aerobic training often aims to push the heart rate to a certain aerobic target (65-80% of maximum predicted hr = 220-age). Depends on your goals therefore. Always try to push the envelope. ...Read more
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
Some suggestions: Obviously, if you are weak or losing coordination, you might tone down due to safety, and risk of injury. Another issue could be of over-heating, such as exercising and raising body temperature, which could transiently exacerbate your symptoms. But would continue aerobic exercise, just monitor and pace yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise: How much you exercise depends on your goal. If what you want is good conditioning then 30-60minutes a day of aerobic mixed in with 3 days a week of strength training is good. If you're training for distance biking, running or some other goal, then a training program specific to the goal is needed. If you're exercise beyond what you need for your goal, you could be said to be 'overexercising'. ...Read more
Cardio Mix: If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), 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 walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
I was on an exercise bike and noticed the more intense the workout my pulse would drop below 40 if slow down it goes up slow then spikes then below 40?
Check your equipment: Sandi83red; if your pulse is truly 40 during intense exercise, you'd pass out. Either your monitor isn't working right or you're having lots of "skipped" or irregular beats. The monitor ignores the weaker beats.Take your pulse (or have someone take it) the old-fashioned way during exercise. If you're skipping beats, see your md. If you're pulse is 120 & monitor says 40, see your monitor warranty. ...Read more
Chest pain: Sometimes muscles in the chest wall are strained when doing an exercise like the exercise bike (if certain positions are uncomfortable or if the work is extreme). This is usually a pain that u can reproduce by pressing over the upper rib cage. However, one has to be concerned about a deeper chest discomfort that comes on after exercise, as it could signify a heart problem like angina. ...Read more
Cardio Mix: You cannot target specific areas for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same ex or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up w/ walking, running, biking, swimming, elliptical, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
22 min a day!: Studies show that 150 min of aerobic exercise a week, divided by at least 5 days is optimal for health. So, that's just 22 min daily, 7 days per week, 25 min/day 6 days per week, or 30 min per day 5 days per week. Any exercise that is non-stop and gets you breathing a bit harder and feeling a little warm is great. So, bike, walk (briskly), swim, treadmill, a class, etc. Are all great! ...Read more
Yes, with caution: The main worry with riding a bike while pregnant is the risk of falls. Be sure to wear a helmet, and try to ride carefully. As you get closer to term, balance may become enough of an issue that you stop riding for a while, but until then it's great exercise. Good luck! ...Read more
Hot tub: Will help, excercise bike may or may not, you can try and see. ...Read more
I used bar for triceps, exercise bike, etc. Is this pain normal and is there anything i can do dietary wise for recovery?
I have lower back&butt pain esp when lying down. Will low impact exercise (bike machine) reduce my symptoms or exacerbate the pain?
Correlation between exercise mountain bike amd gimn vs general health benefits is scientifily supported?Benefits of movement?Work eight hours sitted..
Yes: There is a plethora of literature that supports that movement and exercise promote better health. There are many people that have sedentary jobs. That can be combated by getting up several times an hour to move around and with what you do in your time off. Mountain biking is excellent exercise so keep doing that. Good luck. ...Read more
Male 61 stress test at 60 max hr197 ex 5 days a wk 30 min stationary bike with avg hr 139, max 160, but 1 min recovery hr of only eg 160-138/150-129 why so low? What's a good hr exercise range for me?
Healthy heart: The healthier the heart, the faster the heart rate drops down after stopping exercise. It is generally recommended to aim for an exercise heart rate of about 70 percent of maximum. To achieve aerobic fitness, it is better to maintain a more modest target heart rate for 30 minutes or more than to shoot for a higher heart rate for a shorter duration. It sounds like you are doing a great job! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
About how many calories does it take to equal a pound just roughly im 5'4" started out at 270 pounds im down to 250 been riding exercise bike daily for 1 to 2 hours and at times 4 hours per day burning around 800 to 900 calories per day and at time more t
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I exercise for 2 hours EVERY day on my stationary exercise bike 7 days a week every week. Is this dangerous to my health? I've never thought about it.
It depends ...: On how much you weigh and how fast you spin or bike. There are calculators available on the internet to help you figure out how many calories you burn with different activities based on your weight, such as this one from healthstatus: http://www.Healthstatus.Com/calculate/cbc use the "bicycling" or "spinning" categories. ...Read more
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