Exercises For Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
The best kind of exercises for myalgic encephalomyelitis for wheelchair users
Myalgic encephalomyelitis, or chronic fatigue syndrome, is a debilitating condition which can affect all kinds of people. Doctors recommend gentle, sub-aerobic exercise for people suffering from a mild level of this condition to prevent the loss of muscle tone. Wheelchair users with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis can find it difficult to get enough of this kind of exercise, especially as the condition itself makes any kind of physical activity tiring and often painful.
With the Invictus Active Trainer, the user can concentrate solely on their body and muscle movements.
The best kind of exercises for myalgic encephalomyelitis for wheelchair users are ones that can be carefully controlled. The Invictus Active Trainer is ideal for this. While the trainer is more commonly used by people looking to perform an intense aerobic workout, it can also provide the perfect conditions for the wheelchair user to get gentle exercise.
The user sets the resistance levels of the rollers low and calmly pushes their chair. The regular repeated movement tones the muscles of the upper body. With the Invictus Active Trainer, the user can concentrate solely on their body and muscle movements. They don’t need to worry about road conditions or obstacles in their path. Using the trainer in this way is one of the best exercises for myalgic encephalomyelitis.
Another way for wheelchair users with chronic fatigue syndrome to get more exercise is by using a FreeWheel attachment when pushing outside. This larger front wheel attaches to the front of the wheelchair and lifts the casters up off the ground. This makes pushing much easier and less strenuous as the chair passes over different types of terrains with far less effort. This means that wheelchair users with myalgic encephalomyelitis can get the benefits of exercise with a gentler, more relaxing push. They can enjoy being outdoors and breathing fresh air without having to exert themselves too much to propel themselves where they want to go.
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