It’s been known for quite some time that moderate, consistent exercise reduces the risk of pretty much every chronic disease out there, including cancer, obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, and Alzheimer’s. Parkinson’s is no exception to the rule when it comes to exercise being medicine to help slow the progression of the disease. We make it easy to work with your physical therapist to create your own comprehensive personal exercise cycling program at home to help alleviate and fight the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Turn Your Couch Into a Quality Stationary Recumbent Exercise Bike
With Excy, you can safely cycle from your couch with Parkinson’s and even enjoy your favorite TV show without disrupting your spouse. You will never feel isolated to a room or feel guilty about watching TV again. Use our mobile coaching application to push yourself past your normal cadence for greater health benefits or ride for a nice leisurely spin. Bi-directional resistance ranges from 2-70 pounds and is easy to adjust.
Swim Training without a Pool
Hand cycle Excy from a sitting or standing position to simulate the same cardio and strength training movements of an upper body ergometer frequently used in rehabilitation centers, but with a minimal footprint. Excy folds for easy storage and transport and weighs just 14 pounds, so take it with you anywhere. You can use Excy for long sweeping upper body movements like you are swimming in a pool or short rotational smooth circles.
Mobile Coaching App Guides Intensity and Tracks Results
For so many who battle Parkinson’s, the higher the intensity, the better the results, but it can be hard to stay motivated. No worries! Use the Excy Mobile coach to follow live, on-demand, and guided high intensity interval training workouts and then track results over time to share with your doctor and physical therapist!
Create a Comprehensive Exercise Program for Parkinson’s
Many different activities have been shown to be beneficial to Parkinson’s disease, including cycling, boxing, dancing and walking forward and backward on a treadmill. Here’s one Excy customer’s journey on how he uses Excy at home as part of a comprehensive exercise program to help battle Parkinson’s symptoms.
More on Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease
You should check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program. Your doctor may make recommendations about:
- The types of exercise best suited to you and those which you should avoid.
- The intensity of the workout (how hard you should be working).
- The duration of your workout and any physical limitations.
- Referrals to other professionals, such as a physical therapist or personal trainer who specializes in create personal exercise programs for Parkinson’s disease.