Exercise Bike Parkinson's Disease

Health Professionals all agree that it is really important to exercise when you receive a diagnoses of Parkinson’s. Joints and muscles tend to become stiff and rigid. An exercise bike Parkinson’s disease can help to reduce stress, anxiety and depression and will give a sense of achievement. It is really important not to give up exercising when tremors become a problem, or indeed to begin if exercise has never been a part of your daily routine before.

The evidence for this is research based and it is even thought that exercise can slow down the loss of dopamine producing nerve cells. No treatment can do this presently. It is important that any regime is regular, and it doesn’t have to be for a long amount of time or high in impact.

Exercising regularly will help you to maintain your abilities for as long as possible. It should also help to strengthen your muscles; increase joint mobility and build up general fitness as it would in any able bodied person.

In the early stages of the disease many people join an exercise class and the social aspect of this can be a real bonus. Recently there has been research carried out by a doctor in America with Parkinson’s who has found that cycling has a real beneficial effect on her symptoms. After cycling for 15 miles her tremors visibly disappeared. Later a trial was done where 3 patients rode for 40 minutes on an exercise bike for Parkinson’s disease, for 8 weeks, and a 35% improvement in symptoms was seen.

Later on you may feel more self conscious and exercising at home may be preferable. This is where equipment like the static pedals on the floor may be given to you by a physiotherapist. However, we believe at The Accessible Planet that there is a better solution on the market, which exercises both feet and arms, and gives an overall better workout which will increase the overall benefits of exercising by cycle for longer.

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  • Works both arms and legs.
  • Portable and lightweight.
  • Improve fitness and lower/upper limb muscles.
  • Legs supported and strapped in secure.
  • Use from a everyday chair, wheelchair or lying in bed!

Price: £1,295.00 plus VAT. (Inc. delivery)
(VAT except for those registered disabled)

Two year lease: £260.00 a quarter (£65 per month) payable in advance.
(Final payment for ownership is£200.00 + VAT.)

The YouBike is specifically designed to be used from a wheelchair or on a bed and so is perfect for you if you are in later stage Parkinson’s disease and looking for an exercise bike. It is fully portable and easy to assemble, and because it works arms as well as legs it has far more benefits than the pedals on floor exerciser, and the added benefit of being able to be used on the bed.

It is an ideal way to continue cycling once outdoor cycling and other exercise bikes Parkinson’s disease are no longer an option, and yet exercise is still important. With the benefits of cycling in the early stages of research but looking very promising it would be an ideal way to exercise in winter months too when it’s more difficult to get out.

BerkelBike Fitness

The handles and foot pedals are connected, allowing the user to support the legs with the arms or vice versa if necessary. Likewise, in the case of semi-sided paralysis, strong side of the body can also support the weak side.

The BerkelBike Fitness is anything but difficult to utilize. Place a solid seat or the wheelchair before the gadget. The client puts their feet on the pedals; these can be anchored with movable lashes if essential. The screen will illuminate when the handles or foot pedals are moved and the preparation can start.