Exercise Bikes with Magnet
- by hannahs
- 2007-03-22 11:03:49
- Exercise & Sports
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Does anyone know whether it is possible to use an exercise bike with a magnetic wheel with a pacemaker?
Funny you should ask!
by BettyB - 2007-03-22 06:03:12
Coincidentally, we just bought a new treadmill (wore out the old one completely!) -- didn't realize until we got it assembled that the starter is a magnet. I called the manufacturer and was assured that it isn't much stronger than the typical refrigerator magnet. It is at least twelve inches away from my PM, so I decided to risk it and give it a try. Didn't seem to cause me any problems, so I guess I'll continue to use it. Wish me luck! May all good things come your way. Betty
by PeteRigby - 2007-04-18 06:04:18
I have a resynchronising 3 lead pacemaker fitted. I use my road bike on a magnetic resistance unit, [ if you have not seen this set up, in use it becomes exactly as a stationary exercise bike, except that you are sat on your own, properly set up road bike, rather than a ghastly fat saddled monster].
I have used this several times a week for the three years since I had my CRT device fitted. No problems at all.
You know you're wired when...
You have an excuse for being a couch potato.
I just want to share about the quality of life after my pacemaker, and hopefully increase awareness that lifestyles do not have to be drastically modified just because we are pacemaker recipients.
by slowhands - 2007-03-22 05:03:19
Modern pms don't have a problem with magnets of any kind that are more than an inch away.