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Exercise Bike

July 18, 2012

Exercise Bike

Exercise is critical in keeping joints limber and keeping your body in shape. A stationary bike is an effective low impact exercise for individuals with knee osteoarthritis. Since there is no repeated contact with the ground, little pressure is exerted on the knees. Riding a stationary bike mimics walking motion in the knees and is very easy on the joints.

A stationary bike is a great way to shed some pounds without putting unnecessary stress on your knees. Cycling is commonly used as a rehabilitation exercise and provides a controlled movement through a range of motion that is needed for most daily activities. Spending 30 minutes on an exercise bike 3-4 days a week can dramatically improve overall knee function.