Doctor insights on:
What Is More Strenuous Running Or Swimming
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Walking better,,,: Although running can be effective in the short term, it's hard to maintain if you're not used to it. It's better to start with a light walk, then make it more brisk according to how much it can be tolerated, and finally jogging within reason. This helps maintain a long term effort, and reduces the likelihood of joint damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Running or Rope: Depends. Both are great cardiovascular workouts. Intensity always plays a factor. Jump rope might cause harmful impact on joints. Try to jump rope on a softer surface. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on your goals. Swimming is a wonderful exercise for muscle tone, non-weight bearing requirements, flexibility, cardio (if fast paced), endurance training, and low impact needs. It involves many muscle groups and targets different ones depending on the stroke. Walking is also great. Can be cardio if fast paced, involves many muscle groups, but mostly legs and hips. Combine for nice workout. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Either is fine: One just takes a little longer than the other. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Running vs swimming vs kettlebells
- Swimming vs jump rope vs running
- Does running or swimming burn more fat?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What is strenuous exercise?
- Can hip hop dancing be as strenuous as running?
- What burns more fat running or hiking?
- Swimming vs elliptical vs running
- How many miles of running equal a mile of swimming?