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Doctor insights on: What Is More Strenuous Running Or Swimming

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Is swimming as good exercise as running?

Is swimming as good exercise as running?

Probably better!: Running (and walking) is good exercise but swimming is even better as it provides more exercise to the arms as well as legs and does not put as much stress on your knee, hip and ankle joints as it is not weight-bearing. ...Read more

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Which is the best exercise: swimming or running?

Which is the best exercise: swimming or running?

Remember: They are just different forms of exercise. Swimming tend to be a better total body workout and more easily tolerated joint wise (unless you have rotator cuff issues or shoulder arthritis). While running is "harder" on the joints, it also is better at promoting bone density stability/increase. ...Read more

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I need help getting into biking, running and swimming because I want to do a triathlon next year?

Trainer: Sounds like you might benefit from a personal trainer to get you started. That would also help you in developing the correct exercise routines with lower injury risk than if you just tried to do it on your own. Once they teach you the basics and how to progress you could then proceed on your own after some weeks of training. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which is the best aerobic exercise: swimming or running?

Which is the best aerobic exercise: swimming or running?

Not necessarily a: "best" type of issue. Each form of exercise has it's advantages and disadvantages. Swimming is more of a full body workout and lower impact on the joints. But remember because it's lower impact, it has less of an effect as running at stimulating bone density. In the end, both are good forms of exercise, and in an ideal world it's good to involve variety in your exercise routine. ...Read more

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Swimming or running burns more calories?

Swimming or running burns more calories?

Swimming.: While running burns a lot of calories, all things being equal, swimming is considered the most effective form of cardiovascular exercise as it employs the whole body in constant muscular effort. ...Read more

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I undergone ptca with two stent. Can I do swimming and running?

I undergone ptca with two stent. Can I do swimming and running?

Is your doctor in?: Only your doctor can answer that. If you have recovered and you feel good and there are not more blockages and your heart is strong and your blood pressure is stable and your groin puncture site is stable, she/he will say yes. ...Read more

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Is it right or not if I act like running or swimming or any activity for 3 or 5 hours? If I want to lose my weight?

Is it right or not if I act like running or swimming or any activity for 3 or 5 hours? If I want to lose my weight?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done (weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/ (depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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I have constant chest pains-pressure right across my chest. I exercise a lot. Running, cycling, swimming and don't have these pains when exercising?

I have constant chest pains-pressure right across my chest. I exercise a lot. Running, cycling, swimming and don't have these pains when exercising?

No quick answer: Several conditions can cause pain like that. Your doctor will need to take a detailed history and physical exam to determine the cause and advise treatment. ...Read more

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Is serious swimming (high pulse) just as effective as running when it comes to burning calories?

Is serious swimming (high pulse) just as effective as running when it comes to burning calories?

Yes: Swimming is also a great cardiovascular exercise and will burn plenty of calories. Take care! ...Read more

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Can you recommend any exercise (swimming, biking, clearly not running) that would be good for drop foot?

Drop Foot Exercise: Drop foot is caused by a neurological injury to the nerves that innervate the muscles in front of your shin. Since that injury may not be complete damage, doing exercises that consistently stress the shin muscles is recommended (build whatever muscle you can). Swimming, biking with stirrups, elliptical, slow walking (with a AFO brace), yoga, and pilates are common recommendations done without limp. ...Read more

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How can I lost weight on my upper leg and butt? I exercise regularly (running, swimming). However, I can lose weight for other parts but not butt.

How can I lost weight on my upper leg and butt? I exercise regularly (running, swimming). However, I can lose weight for other parts but not butt.

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may be leg/butt fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tone Thighs w plie, squat, wall squat, ball squat, Plyometric Squat, stair steps, lunges, lunges w dumbbells, ball squeeze & single leg Circle. Exercises to tone your butt include Plie, ...Read more

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Everytime I "overuse" my knees esp the left knee, like in running & swimming, I felt pain in my knee. What would probably be it? How can I manage it?

Everytime I "overuse" my knees esp the left knee, like in running & swimming, I felt pain in my knee. What would probably be it? How can I manage it?

Have knee evaluated: The best way is to have the knee evaluated in order to determine the cause of the pain. It may be an issue than can be corrected fairly easily. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Are there other c/v exercises for 58 year old with bursitis in shoulders and knees besides swimming, cycling, and running/speed walking to lower chol?

Are there other c/v exercises for 58 year old with bursitis in shoulders and knees besides swimming, cycling, and running/speed walking to lower chol?

Not many: Those are the biggies. You can try resistance training (ie weights). I would suggest low weights with high reps. Other possibilities include aerobics classes or even water aerobics. Looking at your situation from another perspective, maybe it is time to have your conditions evaluated for treatment if their symptoms limit your recreational and fitness activities. ...Read more

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I have the virus Labyrinthitis. Is it safe to exercise with this virus? Running? Swimming? Stationary bike? I don't want to make it worse. Thank you!

I have the virus Labyrinthitis. Is it safe to exercise with this virus? Running? Swimming? Stationary bike? I don't want to make it worse. Thank you!

Be aware: There are many different viruses that cause Labyrinthitis like herpes viruses, influenza, measles, rubella, mumps, polio, hepatitis, Epstein-Barr (mono) and more. When you can start exercising really depends on your symptoms and the severity of your symptoms. Even if your symptoms are mild, you'd probably want to minimize heavy motion dependent exercise and ease into your chosen form of exercise. ...Read more

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Which activity is technically better: swimming or running? I've heard swimming doesn't stress joints too much and burns more calories.

Which activity is technically better: swimming or running? I've heard swimming doesn't stress joints too much and burns more calories.

Both have positives: Swimming is less stressful on the joints, and does burn more calories in general, but is not as accessible as running for most people. Different muscle groups are utilized in the activities, and a balanced physical fitness program incorporates lots of different activities. Variety is good. ...Read more

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D I had a stroke two years ago and today is clear that it was caused by patent foramen ovale. Can I keep doing sports like swimming, running, fitness?

D I had a stroke two years ago and today is clear that it was caused by patent foramen ovale. Can I keep doing sports like swimming, running, fitness?

Probably: First, we can rarely guarantee that a stroke is caused by a pfo--20-25% of the general population has a pfo, which means that anyone who has a stroke for any reason has a 20% chance of having a pfo. That being said, the younger and healthier a patient is, the more likely it is that the pfo was related to stroke. There is no contraindication to exercise with pfo. Check with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Outside foot/ankle pain while swimming and after running, no swelling. What could this be?

Outside foot/ankle pain while swimming and after running, no swelling. What could this be?

Tendidnits: Pain on the outside of the foot or ankle after swimming or running may be indicative of peroneal tendinitis, or anterior talo fibular ligament strain of the ankle. If you have a foot or ankle that supinates, it can create lateral strain to both the tendon and the ligamenst causing pain. Try and keep the foot neutral, or in running, get a temporary insole, or have a podiatrist perform a gait analys. ...Read more

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I have belly fat and fatty pectorals, can I lose this belly fat and man boobs by running, swimming, and weight lifting, ?

I have belly fat and fatty pectorals, can I lose this belly fat and man boobs by running, swimming, and weight lifting, ?

Yes: A primary care doctor can help make sure nothing unusual is going on. Avoid carbs (sugar and simple starches) because they increase the belly fat. Losing weight means eating fewer calories than one's body needs to burn each day. Also, marijuana use and excess alcohol drinking have been reported to lead to man-boobs. ...Read more

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My Daughter has a constant slight cough, running nose and ears get sore when swimming.

My Daughter has a constant slight cough, running nose and ears get sore when swimming.

Needs to be checked: We don't know how old your daughter is. She seems to have upper respiratory infection and may have ear infection as well. I suggest you have her checked by her Pediatrician or Family Doctor. ...Read more

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How does hypokalemia affect leg muscle endurance activities like running and swimming? With low potassium can you still build muscle?

How does hypokalemia affect leg muscle endurance activities like running and swimming? With low potassium can you still build muscle?

Muscle cramps: You need proteins to build and maintain muscle, but you need to right balance of fluids and electrolytes to have good muscle function. When your potassium is low, you are more likely to experience muscle cramps and fatigue. ...Read more

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I was doing some really strenuous running, and now the lower right side of my head hurts. Why is this?

I was doing some really strenuous running, and now the lower right side of my head hurts. Why is this?

Headache: Very difficult to answer without details. Dehydration is the first thing that comes to mind so rehydrating should help. Nerve irritation or muscle irritation in the neck is possible as well. Rest and massaging may help. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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Blood glucose 92 after 1 hour and a half of strenuous exercise including running a mile. Should I be concerned? Is this bad?

Blood glucose 92 after 1 hour and a half of strenuous exercise including running a mile. Should I be concerned? Is this bad?

It's not bad: Or good. If you're worried about your blood sugar, get it checked by your doctor at an appropriate time, such as fasting or two hours after eating. Or get an a1c that looks at the last 3 mod average glucose. Glucoses go down and then up with exercise, so there's no way to evaluation your information. Plus, it was probably a finger-stick glucose, which is less accurate. ...Read more

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Dull ache starting at backside of head continuing down the length of neck. It happens after strenuous exercise like trail running. Any possible reason?

Dull ache starting at backside of head continuing down the length of neck. It happens after strenuous exercise like trail running. Any possible reason?

Posture???: Hard to say without an exam and possible x-ray of the area. Does this occur after any other activities. Does the discomfort go away after the trail running and how long after. May need to see a Dr. ...Read more

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Do running reduces weight?

Do running reduces weight?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done (weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/ (depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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What can you do instead of running?

Swimming: Swimming is an almost ideal form of exercise as it is good for the cardiovascular system and will not stress the joints the way running does. You can also do gym elipticals and bicycles as an alternative. ...Read more

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Is running safe with a ths of 6.46?

Is running safe with a ths of 6.46?

Ask Dr. Personally: As of February 2010, at most laboratories in the U.S., the official "normal" reference range for the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) blood test runs from approximately. 5 to 4.5/5.0. This was in a recent article, not 2010. So I would think that you should consult with the Dr. Who determined your levels or have the test run again to compare. ...Read more