We all know that exercise is good for you both physically and mentally. But sometimes it is easier said than done. Most exercise equipment requires a certain level of health. Your arms and legs need to be able to support your body at least minimally. You need to be strong enough to remain stable.
But what if you can’t control your limbs because the pain is too much or the flexibility has been lost or you no longer have the strength to keep them in one place without help? Something that seems like it should be so simple can be a huge undertaking if your body isn’t equipped to handle it.
The Theracyle is built to enable people to exercise who otherwise could not. The feet are secured to the pedals. The seat is built with clients who are not confident in their ability to maintain balance in mind. The Smart Motor helps move their legs, starting the process of regaining muscle tone and flexibility. A regime designed around forced exercise is initiated and physical fitness through exercise is possible again.
It might be a little slow getting going, but at least it is going. Soon, muscles are strengthened and stretched. With that comes more stability and a better sense of balance. And you don’t even have to leave your house to do start on the road to fitness again.
Theracycle is by design proactive, giving the customer a positive tool in the fight against the physical and mental challenges caused by neurodegenerative disorders. This is why the people at Theracycle love April. It is the time of year that sheds the winter blues, ushers in the renewal of spring and, in the spirit of positive productivity during Parkinsons Awareness Month, brings on the Parkinsons Unity Walk.
The Parkinsons Unity Walk takes place April 26 in the heart of New York City. Participants generally work in teams, supporting each other’s efforts to raise money during the fundraising process and then celebrating the spirit of community with a 1.4 mile walk through beautiful Central Park. Last year the Unity Walk raised 1.7 million dollars with 100% of all donations going directly to Parkinson’s Disease research. To donate or to find out other ways to contribute to this great event, check out www.unitywalk.org