Science and Studies

You’ve heard it countless times: Physical activity and exercise are good for you, and you should aim to make them part of your daily routine, however possible. Numerous studies have proven the health benefits of exercise, which becomes more and more critical as you age. Regular exercise for the elderly help improves their overall health, such as preventing disease, enhancing motor and cognitive functions, mental health, and social engagements. 

Preventing Disease

Studies have shown that regular exercise, such as assisted cycling therapy, can help prevent or assist with Parkinson's and heart disease. Exercise helps improve seniors' immune functions, which can be easily compromised. 

Mental Health

Multiple studies show that, among other benefits, exercising has considerable benefits to mental health. Whether you’re walking, cycling on a stationary bike, or doing cardio produces endorphins, which then act as a stress reliever and leaves you feeling better and more accomplished. More importantly, exercise has improved sleep, essential for seniors who tend to suffer more from little to no sleep. 

Motor and Cognitive Functions

Assisted cycling therapy is one type of exercise that studies have shown to help stroke victims improve their motor and cognitive skills.  

In Conclusion

We know that exercising has many health benefits; Making it a priority and habit in your daily life is essential.  Many studies have proven that, especially in our senior population, exercise can help them live longer, better, and more productive lives.

Chapman University's distinguished Stroke Boot Camp is heralding a new age of patient recovery and rehabilitation through an exciting partnership with Nobol, an innovator in health technology. The PhysioPedal, Nobol's groundbreaking cordless motorized exerciser, is set to become a vital part of the camp's rehabilitation program.

The Stroke Boot Camp is a unique, intensive initiative by Chapman University designed to accelerate recovery in stroke survivors. This year, participants will be introduced to the PhysioPedal, an advanced tool that blends cordless convenience and motorized assistance to provide a comprehensive and adaptable workout.

Designed to aid daily physical activity, the PhysioPedal presents a world-first in cordless motorized exercisers. Its dual-function motor offers gentle resistance in manual mode for active exercise, and powered assistance in auto mode for passive arm and leg movements.

Recent research has emphasized the importance of regular, motor-assisted physical activity in enhancing neuroplasticity - a vital factor in post-stroke recovery. By stimulating upper and lower body movements, PhysioPedal promotes neural repair and reorganization, improving motor function and mobility.

But the benefits of the PhysioPedal don't stop there. According to a comprehensive study on the effects of Assisted Cycling Therapy (ACT), the therapy is associated with notable improvements in motor and clinical function in chronic stroke patients. The study showed that ACT, which PhysioPedal provides, led to significant pre-to-posttest changes in all outcome measures. Faster cycling cadences seemed to correlate with more considerable acute effects.

The PhysioPedal's integration into Chapman University's Stroke Boot Camp marks a significant step in the role of technology in health and rehabilitation. This move underscores the shared dedication of Chapman University and Nobol to empower stroke survivors on their road to recovery. With PhysioPedal, participants of the Stroke Boot Camp now have an additional, effective tool to regain mobility and independence and lead a more active, healthy lifestyle.

Chapman University's Stroke Boot Camp and Nobol's commitment to health and independence through innovation are changing the face of stroke recovery. With tools like the PhysioPedal, stroke survivors have more power to reclaim their lives and rewrite their narratives - one pedal at a time.