The low-impact, adjustable resistance exercise of the Pedlar® Light Workout Exerciser provides a way to obtain exercise, without jarring painful joints - even if it's uncomfortable for you to stand. You can use the Pedlar® sitting in your favorite chair to gradually strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and range of motion, without the need to actually bear weight on either leg. The opportunity to gradually build endurance while sitting in a chair or at the side of a bed means that someone who is not physically able to do most exercises can begin to work their way toward better health.
According to WebMD: "The stiffness, pain, and swelling associated with arthritis can severely reduce the range of motion of joints (the distance joints can move in certain directions). Avoiding physical activity because of pain or discomfort also can lead to significant muscle loss and excessive weight gain. Exercise, as part of a comprehensive arthritis treatment plan, can improve joint mobility, muscle strength and overall physical conditioning, and help you maintain a healthy weight.
Once you know what type of arthritis you have and understand your symptoms, you and your doctor or physical therapist can develop a balanced program of physical activity to reduce the damaging effects of arthritis and promote optimal health." Click here to read the entire article.