If the stress caused by a stationary bike or a ten speed is too much to do comfortably and if your knees, ankles, and hips are harder hit by arthritis than the rest of your body try the UBE. Also known as the upper body ergometer, the UBE provides the same adjustable levels of resistance and linear movement of cycling, but for the muscles of your torso. A UBE can be found in most commercial gyms and can be easily adjusted to allow for people of all sizes and fitness levels and causes little impact on the shoulders.
For those with arthritis exercise is especially important, but the condition itself can make it a challenge. With that in mind, and with a doctor’s approval, here are 10 great ways to exercise for people with arthritis.