Most exercise peddlers can be used for either the legs or the arms. Just put it on the floor (if using for a leg exercise) or set it on any table (for the arms). Exercise peddlers counts the time of the exercise, the revolutions used, the revolutions per minute and even the calories burned although that wasn’t the prime interest for Mom. It’s a gentle way to get some good exercise, especially when sitting in an easy chair all day.
Resistance on the exercise peddler can be adjusted just by tightening one screw so it’s easy to go from the lightest resistance all the way up to the highest. Your elderly loved one can even pedal backwards if they prefer.
Exercise peddlers can even be used by those with arthritis, like my Mom had. It’s an easy and portable piece of exercise equipment that is great for the elderly.
The first three exercise peddlers in the links below are more heavy duty. All have good reviews on Amazon.com:
Sunny Health & Fitness Mini CycleExerpeutic Motorized Mini ACTIVCycleMagneTrainer-ER Mini Exercise Bike Arm and Leg ExerciserDrive Medical Deluxe Folding Exercise Peddler with Electronic Display , BlackStamina 15-0125 InStride Folding CycleIsokinetics Inc. Brand Pedal Exerciser – Assembled – With Anti-Slip Strips