Patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease would do well to purchase an exercise bike. In the early phase of the disease, patients clearly benefit from having to cycle vigorously on the home trainer three times a week, researchers at Radboudumc discovered. The scientists call the effect ‚quite large‘.
A nice fact is that such an exercise bike can in principle be purchased by anyone. „Formally it doesn’t matter what you do, as long as your heart rate goes up and you start to gasp from it. We found an exercise bike extremely suitable, because you can do this safely at home.“