Running or Biking?

United States
April 19, 2007 6:58pm CST
Is running or biking better overall exercise to lose weight?
8 responses
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
5 Apr 09
I think you'd probably lose more weight running if you're going to do the same amount of miles. But bicycling probably isn't as hard on your knees.
25 Mar 09
Well, I think running requires more effort so I suppose this is the best way to lose weight. But I personally prefer biking because I'm lazy like that. When i'm riding my bike, I can feel the burn in my thighs. I think it's quite a good exercise, especially if you do it for a long time with a lot of effort, especally going up hills! Oufff, that's tiresome for me haha. I suggest you try out interval training. Apparently doing this is better than doing 45 minutes of jogging. An example of this type of training is by sprinting as fast as you can for 30 seconds and then stop and have few seconds to catch your breath and then do it again. Research on it.
• India
10 Feb 09
running only can loose weight more..............
@ank_47 (1963)
• India
6 Feb 09
running only. for biking ,there will be no exercise for u and u can;t decrease calories, and for running u loose more calories than walking and other exercises.
@kafrosGR (138)
• Greece
7 Jan 09
I think that biking you only exercise your legs and moving your whole body. or something like that hehe
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
23 Apr 07
Running causes impact to the joints that may cause you trouble down the road. I don't know that I would say biking is a better overall exercise than running, but it is a healthier habbit to develop. Myself, I see quicker results with running, but if having a little excess weight is a concern you gotta figure that all the excess weight is causing that much more impact on the joints.
@laiza14 (593)
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
i think, it is much better to run because that loss more calories rather than biking which only exercises your muscles on ly on the lower extremities..
@eipril (401)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
i think biking is better to lose weight than running ,,because you exert more effort in biking than in running .,