Is sitting and pedaling good exercise?
Just placing your feet on the pedals will remove the pressure from the back of your legs. Usually, it is the chair where the legs relax. This helps with the circulation and when pedaling the fresh and oxygenated blood reaches all your leg muscles. This is a cardio activity that is burning calories.
What are the benefits of a foot pedal exerciser?
Zak et al., (1) found that the pedal exerciser is an effective way of improving muscle strength in elderly following hip replacement, helping improve their walking speed. Research also shows that the pedal exerciser is effective in improving cardiovascular function (2).
How long should you use a pedal exerciser?
How long should I ride a pedal exerciser per week? Fitness needs vary from person to person but generally, doctors recommend 30 minutes of moderate intensity cardio on a weekly basis.