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Exercise Equipment for Arthritis: Is Theracycle Effective for Arthritis Relief?
Exercise is essential to patients living with one of the dozens of forms of arthritis. That’s from trusted source like WebMD and the Cleveland Clinic. In fact, the Cleveland Clinic advises individuals with arthritis to consider an exercise regimen tailored to your abilities and joint function. In that case, the Theracycle is the best exercise equipment for arthritis, and the best exercise bike for arthritic knees. An exercise bike for arthritic knees can help you get back in the game.
The medical costs associated with inactivity are not new. An article in the journal Arthritis Care & Research estimated that inactivity added $1,250 to yearly medical expenses; adjusted for inflation from that study’s 2001 publication, that’s nearly $2,000 per year in the current economy. Of course, that impact pales in comparison to the bite arthritis takes from the national economy—according to the American College of Sports Medicine, arthritis-related work disability removes $128 billion from the economy every year!
In that same article from the ACSM, medical researchers writing for fitness professionals underscore the fact that exercise is beneficial for people with arthritis, and any exercise prescription should include flexibility training, aerobic exercise, and resistance training.
Progressive Resistance Training and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
The ACSM’s findings are echoed, more recently, in research that appeared in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases; there, clinical researchers found that exercise programs tailored to patient needs and physical abilities can significantly improve the expression and severity of symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis, in particular.
Recent research that appears in the journal Musculoskeletal Care found that, especially for patients with RA, progressive resistance training led to varied improvements in multiple measures, including ADLs and clinical measures. Those benefits were not limited to any specific form of RA or any particular subset of study participants.
Theracycle’s unique motorized technology makes it easy to cut out inactivity and tailor aerobic activity to an intensity that your body can handle while still realizing all of the benefits of exercise, even on days where arthritis is sapping your energy.
That’s because our arthritis exercise equipment boasts a powerful, ½ horsepower motor that aids your movement as you pedal through your daily ride. The rugged construction, ergonomically designed and comfortable seat and along with secure pedals allow you to enjoy a full body workout while feeling safe and confident. And that means that you can enjoy the same benefits of exercise identified in research published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, which found that nearly 80% of study participants realized lasting improvements in activities of daily living (ADLs) from even just short-term, low-intensity exercise.
Best Exercise Bike for Arthritic Knees
Users of the Theracycle exercise bike for arthritis find they benefit from:
- Improved mobility and flexibility
- Reduced leg stiffness
- Reduced fatigue
- Lost weight
- Increased energy
The Arthritis Foundation believes in the benefits of cycling, and provided guidance to help those living with arthritis pick the right piece of exercise equipment. The advice for stationary bikes reads like a checklist of the Theracycle 200’s features:
- Recumbent frame to limit pressure on the spine and hip joints: check.
- Wide, cushioned seat to aid balance and weight distribution: Check.
- Variable controls to ensure you’re exercising at a safe and productive intensity: Check!
Doctors, physical therapists, and researchers continue to discover the benefits of arthritis exercise for arthritis relief. Find relief and improve the quality of your life with Theracycle exercise equipment for arthritis and arthritic knees.
Additional Information on Arthritis
I had a knee replacement this year and still have arthritis in my other knee. I also have fibromyalgia. I am convinced that I went back to work one month earlier after my knee replacement because of the Theracycle exercise machine. At first I only used it a little, but now I can ride it for 5 miles at a time. Afterwards, I feel better. It’s like my knee gets oiled and doesn’t hurt as much after I ride the Theracycle. My other knee feels stronger too. I’m very disciplined and I use it everyday. It has a wide seat, which I really like. Sometimes I use my own effort and sometimes it’s just pushing me—I really like that. It’s like my body needs it. I enjoy the Theracycle very much.”