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Cycling Exercises for Arthritis - Bicycling and Adaptive Cycling

Information on bicycling and cycling exercises for arthritis. Cycling, both indoor and outdoor, may provide those with arthritis a good low impact exercise option. Cycling as an exercise, can be either freestanding or stationary. Cycling equipment can be adjusted and adapted for many of the limitations imposed by arthritis.
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Bicycling Is Optimal Exercise for Arthritis
Low-impact exercise is recommended for people with arthritis. Walking, swimming, and bicycling are good options to minimize stress on affected joints.

Why Bike? Top 5 Reasons to Ride
Lots of people ride bikes for lots of different reasons. Here are the top five reasons why you should be out there too.

Selecting and Effectively Using a Stationary Bicycle
A stationary bicycle is only good for your health if you use it. Set attainable goals for regular use of your home exercise equipment. Spend time test-riding stationary bicycle models before you buy. Adjustability, noise, and ease of operation should be considered in the store, not in your living room.

Proper Bike Fit Can Prevent Pain and Injury
Tips for adjusting your bike fit and position Whether you are riding to the corner store or across the country, you should be comfortable on your bike. If you have neck, back, or knee pain, saddle sores, or hand or foot numbness, your bicycle probably doesn't fit you properly.

Riding Safely in Traffic
The key to bicycling safely in traffic is to be visible, ride predictably and to choose appropriate routes. This article tells you how to be seen by motorists, how to ride so that they can anticipate your moves as well as how to identify ideal places to ride when you take to the streets.

Going Mobile by Gary Sullivan
Symptoms such as fatigue, iffy balance, weakness, and muscle spasticity can make riding a bike difficult or impossible. Traditional bike riding, I should say. The fact is, such a variety of adaptations are now available, that someone who really wants to ride might just find wheels that will work, from National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Cycling and Your Health
Regular cycling can help manage or prevent many disorders, including obesity, coronary heart disease and arthritis. This low impact form of exercise is a fuel-efficient way to get around, since it takes far less energy to cover one kilometre by bicycle than on foot. Perhaps this explains why the bicycle is such a popular form of transport throughout the world, from Better Health Channel.

Cycling Health and Safety Tips
Cycling is a great form of exercise, and it's fun. There are lots of health benefits associated with regular cycling. Your cardiovascular fitness will improve and this means you'll lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. Pedalling is low impact, so you can improve muscle tone without stressing your knee and ankle joints, from Better Health Channel.

Spokes 'n Motion
Spokes 'n Motion is one of the leading distributors of specialized sports and recreation equipment world wide and is actively involved in promoting sports and recreation for the Disabled.

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