“Treadling” on an Aircycle circulation booster is a highly effective way to keep your feet healthy,” says Lynne Taylor, Manager of Diabetes Christchurch.
Forty New Zealanders a day are diagnosed with diabetes. More than 90% of those with diabetes have Type 2 which can be delayed and often reversed, by nutrition and exercise.
Each week in our country, there are 9 lower body amputations due to diabetes. High blood glucose levels can damage the blood vessels and nerves in the feet, causing poor blood flow and loss of feeling (neuropathy).
Maintaining good blood flow in the feet is key to preventative foot care and is simple with an Aircycle. The “treadle” exercise works the calf muscles, and it is these which pump the blood.
“It's in our feet that arthritis, complications of diabetes including, nerve, neuropathy and circulatory disorders often show up,” says Lynne. ”It’s important to heed the first signs, as loss of feeling can mean abrasions, ulcers and other foot problems go undetected or do not heal, sometimes leading to amputation.”
The good news is that many foot problems can be avoided by daily foot care.
By maintaining good blood flow with the Aircycle, people frequently report numb, tingling feet regain feeling, normal colour and flexibililty, swollen ankles and cramps are relieved and ulcers heal.
You do not need special exercise times with the Aircycle. Just “treadle” gently while having coffee, watching TV or chatting on the phone. And you can pop the Aircycle in your pocket or purse to use when travelling by car or plane or take to the office to use under your desk.
It’s so easy to protect and care for your feet with an Aircycle. The simple exercise helps boost circulation, strengthen leg muscles and relieve joint pain.
We have Aircycles in store. They make great Xmas gifts for the “parents who have everything”, anyone with arthritis or diabetes, swollen ankles, for long haul travelers, office “sitters” and convalescent patients.
They are light and easy to post.