Electric Bikes and Light ATV's for Riders Post Stroke

Electric Bikes and Light ATV for Riders Post Stroke 


Outrider for Riders Post Stroke


According to the 2016 American Heart Association report, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, claiming the lives of nearly 129,000 people each year. Thankfully, the stroke fatality rate has gradually decreased over the last several years, but stroke remains the leading cause of permanent physical disability among survivors. 

The risk factors for stoke include: smoking, insufficient exercise, obesity, diabetes, a healthy diet, abnormal cholesterol levels, and high blood pressure. Without proper intervention for stroke survivor patients, these factors can subsequently lead to recurring strokes and cardiovascular disease.  Hence, it is increasingly important for stroke survivors to adjust their diet and exercise in order to avoid further complications and to maintain a satisfactory quality of life. 


Roughly 80% of stroke patients experience hemiplegia (paralysis on one side of the body) or hemiparesis (weakness or slight paralysis on one side of the body. This can make certain forms of exercise, like walking or running, more challenging due to the decrease in control, sensation and/or strength of the affected side. This can make implementing and maintaining a healthy exercise routine a bit challenging. 

For many people recovering from a stroke, cycling on the Outrider is an effective way to achieve sufficient levels of cardiovascular exercise in a safe and exhilarating manner.


Here is a list of some of the advantages of using the Outrider rather than a traditional or stationary bike:


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If you would like to learn more about strokes and the studies conducted on exercise and improving quality of life for those who have experienced one, or multiple strokes, please visit the articles below: