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Doctor insights on: Walking Vs Running For Exercise

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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

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...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

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Walking stairs or stair stepper is better for exercise to avoid injury?

Walking stairs or stair stepper is better for exercise to avoid injury?

It depends: If your main concern is avoiding injury then the controlled motion of a stair stepper is probably safer. But the repetitive motion of a machine that never changes can cause overuse injury as well. The good thing about walking real stairs is that you are always slightly changing your stride and foot placement. Those changes in joint contact are beneficial. ...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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Is walking better than jogging or running?

Is walking better than jogging or running?

Not necessarily.: Over the course of your life, you will likely find that walking is the best! you can get your heartrate up into the aerobic range with walking or running. Plus, walking puts less impact on joints that may later need repair, i.e., knees and hips. ...Read more

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What is better running or walking for excerise.?

What is better running or walking for excerise.?

Walking is good.: We shouldn't devalue the benefit of brisk walking as a whole body cardiovascular exercise which is low-impact and healthy benefits. Aerobics don't have to be strenuous to be helpful. A daily brisk walk, say 30 minutes, will help with weight loss, heart health and improvement of many medical conditions. ...Read more

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Which is better for losing weight? Running or walking on a incline

Which is better for losing weight? Running or walking on a incline

Moderate Exercise: There is nothing medicine has to say in regards to your question. The best exercise to lose weight is one that get's your heart rate to about 130 beats per minute and keeps you there for at the least twenty minutes at a time. There would be no difference in efficacy with your two choices above. ...Read more

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Which burns the most calories: walking for a mile, running for a mile, or biking for a mile?

Depends on speed: It depends on the speed and weight but as a rule you will burn the least calories by walking a mile and most if you bicycle at fast pace.You can actually calculate the number of calories burnt based on your speed and weight. ...Read more

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Can weight lifting or power exercise better than running or brisk walk for losing weight?

Can weight lifting or power exercise better than running or brisk walk for losing weight?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is 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 running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Is incline walking or sprints better for fat burning?

Is incline walking or sprints better for fat burning?

Yes: Incline walking and sprints 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 walking a good aerobic exercise?

Is walking a good aerobic exercise?

Yes: It is a great place to start. A brisk walk for 45-60 minutes on a regular basis will greatly enhance your weight loss and overall fitness and cardiovascular health. ...Read more

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Which is better exercise: swimming or walking?

Which is better exercise: swimming or walking?

Neither is better: Just different. Swimming is more of a total body workout and easier on the joints. While running is higher impact and better for stimulating maintained or increased bone density. ...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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What is better for weight loss, cardio elliptical or treadmill?

What is better for weight loss, cardio elliptical or treadmill?

Both: Anything that burns calories will work. It takes 3500 calories that you don't eat and do burn off to lose a pound. The calorie doesn't care what type of exercise you do. ...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 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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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