Combining exercise with a healthy diet is the key to combating morbid obesity and the health risks that accompany it. Studies show that regular exercise for morbidly obese patients reduces body fat and increases muscle mass allowing their bodies to burn more calories and effectively lower their body mass index (BMI). Theracycle’s exercise equipment for morbid obesity delivers the aerobic, endurance and strengthening exercises recommended by doctors.
Theracycle 100 – (Capacity: 500 lbs)
Theracycle 200 – (Capacity: 300 lbs or up to 500 lbs with optional modifications)
Challenge: Lack of Endurance
Theracycle Solution: Unlike traditional exercise equipment that depends solely on your own muscle power, Theracycle has a Smart Motor that that assists to the user in his/her morbid obesity exercises. This assistance allows you to continue your exercise for extended periods of time, burning more calories than you would have on traditional exercise equipment.
Challenge: Limited Range of Motion
Theracycle Solution: Unstable gym equipment can be difficult for morbidly obese users to maneuver and feel secure on. The rugged construction of our morbid obesity exercise equipment is specially designed for those with limited range of motion. The step through area has a very low floor height that makes it easy to get on and off the bike. Additionally, sturdy handles, custom foot pedals, and extra large cushioned back support and seat provide the stability you need to continue with regular exercise for obesity.
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