magnectic resistant exercise bikes

Hi
I've had a pacemaker for 7 years during that time I,ve steadily gained weight and have decided to do something about it.

I have been looking at buying an exercise bike but they seem to all have magnets in them are these safe to use with a pacemaker?

Thanks


3 Comments

Should be OK

by ela-girl - 2008-01-31 07:01:24

I don't personally own one of these or use one, but I've heard from other pacers on this site that do use them that they are safe. You just can't use the scales that measure body fat. If you are ever unsure, you should be able to contact your doctor's nurse and ask or call your pacer company directly and ask.

Happy exercising!
ela-girl

exercise bikes

by Susan - 2008-01-31 10:01:06

I haven't had a problem with the exercise bikes when I have used them.
Initially I did have a problem but I got the settings on my pacemaker corrected. My pacemaker reacts to changes in my body movement, mainly movement in my right arm for my pacemaker is on my right side. The motion sensor is in the pacemaker unit so upper body movement gets my pacemaker to increase my heart rate. Not all pacemakers are like this. Because my arms aren't moving when cycling, my heart rate didn't go up and I tired quickly so I knew something wasn't right. You might check out what kind of sensor you have to see if you might encounter a similar problem. Changing the settings made all the difference.
Susan

Thanks

by milliemiah - 2008-02-03 06:02:54

Thanks for your input i have just received my new exercise bike and have managed 6 minutes on it with no ill effects except i now definetly know how un fit i am. My heart rate only went up to 96 beats thou not sure if thats ok!

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