Theracycle Solution: Getting on and off traditional fitness equipment can be difficult for diabetics with mobility challenges adding to the frustration of recommended diabetes exercise. Theracycle’s step through design and its sturdy construction provides optimal stability so you can use the bike for treatment of your diabetes independently and consistently.
can be an important motivator, particularly for people over 60, according to Vicki Conn, PhD, the associate dean for research at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo., who has studied diabetes and exercise.
Having a friend call or setting up an exercise "contract" with a buddy may help. "One of the things we found with our meta-analysis is that behavioral strategies work better; that means setting up some sort of stimulus in the environment where you exercise," says Conn.
Theracycle Solution: The special Smart Motor is what makes our bikes such effective diabetes exercise equipment. This whisper-quiet motor assists you even start and complete the full pedal loop even when you have problems with your feet and knees. This motorized assistance helps you stick to your diabetic exercise routine.
Challenge: Limited Mobility
The Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook, written by Dr. Colberg-Ochs, is another valuable resource. The book describes the latest research on diabetes and exercise, personal experiences of 350 exercisers with T1D or T2D, and diabetes management tips for more than 100 different sports and activities.
Managing diabetes can be a stressful, time-consuming process. But what happens when you add exercise to the mix?
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