(Health-NewsWire.Net, April 24, 2015 ) Orlando, FL -- Pain is one thing that is commonly experienced by arthritis patients. It is also the same thing that decreases the mobility of patients. However, it is important for sufferers to exercise regularly to reduce the pain and physical limitations caused by the condition.
Experts have recommended some of the best fitness gear for arthritis patients. Their recommendations include a variety of exercise equipment, including many pieces of home fitness equipment that are ideal for people who are suffering from arthritis.
Gregory Florez, a personal trainer, Marc Rabinoff, MD, a sports performance expert and Carole Lewis, a physical therapist have all provided some guidelines that discuss the features to look for when selecting an exercise equipment. They want patients to use equipment that protects their joints and makes the entire workout experience both effective and fun.
"There are many different kinds of exercise equipment available these days. Among them are the elliptical trainer, stationary bike and rowing machine. When used correctly, these should significantly help patients manage pain better and improve their mobility," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson Michelle O'Sullivan.
According to these experts, people who want to choose the best elliptical trainer should find one with a control panel that allows them to adjust the resistance and incline for better workout customization. They should also choose one that has one-hand placement to achieve comfort and balance. It is, however, important to avoid pre-set programs because changing the speed too quickly can increase the risk for joint strain and falls.
Those who want to use a stationary bike should choose one that is recumbent. This upright bike is ideal for arthritis patients and it allows easier maintenance of proper posture. Using this bike also results in less pressure on the hip and spine joints. Experts suggest that patients should look for variable controls as this allows them to manually adjust their speed and resistance. It is similarly important to skip traps on foot pedals as it can cause the cyclist to use the wrong leg muscles.
"Individuals who want to use a stationary bike should also make sure that they adjust the seat to the right height. This allows them to use the right pose, extending their leg forward and slightly bending their knee," added O'Sullivan.
On its website, the Arthritis Foundation also listed the features to look for in a rowing machine. Patients should look for equipment that has a bar attachment instead of individuals cables. A bar is ideal for arthritis patients because it is easier to hold. It is also important that users start with the lowest resistance to reduce their risk for accidents.
While doctors and other specialists recommend physical activity to those with arthritis, some studies also suggest that curcumin may help to combat the stiffness of joints and muscles that accompanies arthritis. It is believed that supplements containing BioPrene increase the absorption of curcumin (www.amazon.com/Turmeric-Curcumin-Complex-BioPerine-Bio-availability/dp/B00JA4TLTI).
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