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    Michael L. Aaronson, MD
    Kidney Doctor and High Blood Pressure Specialist
    7401 O Street Lincoln, NE 68510
    Phone: 402-484-5600

    Wednesday, November 27, 2019

    Dr. Aaronson thanks the Huskers for supporting Patients at Bryan Health

    Dr. Michael Aaronson thanks the team for supporting patients at Bryan Health

    "There's a place in the sun for anyone who has the will to chase one, and I think I have found mine." -- Morrissey on YouTube

    They Might Be Giants.


    Sunday, November 17, 2019

    Dr. Aaronson Helps you Convert Watts to Calories to Make Sense of Your Stationary Bike Workout

    Dr. Aaronson rides his stationary bike for an average of 1 hour at an average Wattage of 104 resulting in 374 calories burned.

    Power has become the holy grail of assessing your bike workout. That's the metric that propels you forward when you use games like Rouvy and Zwift.  But what does that mean in terms of energy expenditure with respect to calories?

    If you are exercising to lose weight and become healthier, calories burned during your routine may be of importance to you. I enjoy using online apps such as Rouvy, Zwift, and Trainer Road not only to help me achieve my exercise goals but also to prevent boredom. An example: TrainerRoad can provide an average power and give you the total time of your bicycle ride which can be plugged into the above online calculator to help you easily calculate calories expended.

    Here is the link to the Watts to Calories Converter Calculator. I find this link so helpful, I bookmarked it myself for my own personal use!

    Here is the calculation if you prefer to do your own math:
    energy (kcal) = avg power (Watts) X duration (hours) X 3.6

    So let's do some math to see if exercise in addition to dietary restriction helps with weight loss.

    • There are 3500 calories in a pound.
    • If you exercise at 100 watts for an hour 5 times a week, you will burn approximately one pound every 2 weeks: 374 calories times 10 sessions equals 3740 calories.
    • To lose weight, you must control your food consumption. There are multiple strategies to do this.
    • One strategy is to use a system like MyFitnessPal to help you track your progress (see my link Wearables, Apps, and Weight Loss. How Much Weight has Dr. Michael Aaronson Lost? to learn more). This approach should help you start losing weight over time, as your doctor may have prescribed.
    • If you increase the intensity of your workout, you will burn your calories quicker. For example: if you average 150 watts an hour you will burn 540 calories an hour.
    All of this said, please remember to pace yourself when exercising. If you get injured, you will not be able to exercise at all.  Safety first!

    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    Keeping it Simple

    Dr. Aaronson suggests you keep it simple.

    "Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple." — Dr. Seuss

    Monday, October 28, 2019

    Dr. Michael Aaronson Receives Internal Medicine Board Certificate

    Michael Lee Aaronson receives new Board of Internal Medicine Certificate,  dated 2019, after passing his recertification examination in Internal Medicine. 
    Summarized,  personalized letter from Richard J.  BaronMD,  MACP,  President and CEO of The American Board of Internal Medicine to Michael L. Aaronson,  MD:

    Saturday, October 5, 2019

    Get Your Blood Pressure to Target

    Dr. Aaronson is a straight shooter.
    Get your blood pressure to the recommended targets. Book your appointment now!

    Sunday, September 15, 2019

    Lifelong Learning and on Being a Polymath

    Charlie Munger, Vice Chairman of
    Berkshire Hathaway in Nebraska

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    Advice I Gave a Non-Compliant Patient With High Blood Pressure

    Medical School


    Friday, September 6, 2019

    Review the Dr Michael Aaronson Nephrology Team



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