What is Exercise Bicycle?

Category: Exercises

Most popular types: Dual action stationary bike

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An exercise bicycle or bike, or stationary bicycle, is a device with saddle, pedals, and some form of handlebars arranged as on a bicycle for the purpose of doing cycling exercise indoors.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 10 7
Fibromyalgia 5 2
Parkinson's disease 4 4
Improve flexibility/strength 3 2
Improve mobility 3 4

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 6
None 12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Exercise Bicycle

Side effect Patients Percentage
Fatigue 2
Muscle and joint pain 1
Muscle soreness 1
Pain in hip(s) 1
Slow movement (bradykinesia) 1
Tightness in piriformis muscle 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently doing Exercise Bicycle

Dosage Patients Percentage
20 min weekly 1
90 min weekly 1
20 min daily 1
30 min daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Exercise Bicycle

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 8
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 9 patients who've stopped doing Exercise Bicycle

Duration

Currently doing Exercise Bicycle

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped doing Exercise Bicycle

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 3
Usually 10
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 8
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 13
Not specified 3
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7 patient evaluations for Exercise Bicycle

Apr 21, 2016 (Started Oct 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Improve flexibility/strength)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (muscle and joint pain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I had to do it very slowly or keeping the arm bars moving with increased speed made it difficult to stay seated.

May 5, 2011 (Started Oct 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for maintain muscle/nerve coordination)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 min Daily
Advice & Tips: It did help keep the muscles relaxed in my shoulders, neck and upper back. I stopped this because I am outside doing other physical activities and riding a regular bike with my granddaughters.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 2, 2016 (Started Dec 19, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for atrophy of muscles)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 10, 2011 (Started Jun 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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