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Cycling Vs. Running: What’s better for weight loss?



Cycling Vs. Running: What’s better for weight loss?

If you are overweight, have a history of heart attacks, knee pain, or high blood pressure, Kaitlin Donner, Doctor of Physical Therapy, recommends you to start with cycling. Because running is a high-impact exercise, it puts stress on your joints, so the potential for overuse injuries is higher than it is with cycling. About 60% of runners will at some point experience an injury that prevents them from running.

With cycling, the bigger danger is being hit by a car or falling off the cycle. So if you’re a beginner, it’s important to learn how to bike safely. If you have knee or back issues, other injuries, or any chronic health conditions, Marques Garcia, a clinical exercise physiologist, says he would not recommend taking up biking or running without first getting clearance from your doctor.