How riding a stationary bike can help?

How riding a stationary bike can help?

It helps to build strength in your legs and lower body. The pedaling action can help strengthen your calves, hamstrings, and quadriceps. Additionally, it can work the muscles in your core, back, and glutes. It also helps in improving cardiovascular endurance. It helps in improving mobility in lower limb joints such as knee, hip and ankle joint.


Exercise bikes are used for exercise, to increase general fitness, for weight loss, and for training for cycle events. The exercise bike has long been used for physiotherapy because of the low-impact, safe, and effective cardiovascular exercise it provides. The low-impact movement involved in operating an exercise bike does not put much stress on joints. So using exercise bike is very good for people who are obese or having severe osteoarthritis of lower limb joints as it offloads weight on legs which gives less stress on joints of lower limb.

Stationary bikes are also used for physical testing.


The low intensity physical activity with cycling helps to burn calories, helps moderate blood sugar levels, help combat cholesterol, provides gentle toning, keeps joints mobile through gentle use and improves general circulation. They are also often used by people for rehabilitation purposes after suffering physical injuries.

how to use exercise bike?

one should start with short duration for ex. 5 mins two times a day then keep on increasing duration slowly as endurance and pain permits.

For whom static bicycle is useful?

Cycling is very good for – 1. overweight patients
2. osteoarthritis of knee or hip or ankle joint.
3. rheumatoid arthritis
4. after hip or knee replacement surgery
5. ligament injuries of knee
6. people who had been operated for lower limb fractures.

People who should not use exercise bike?

Patients with balance issues such as in ataxia or vertigo. Consult your doctor or physiotherapist to know when you can start using exercise cycle according to your condition. So that they can advise you regarding best time to start with cycling.


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