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    Is the CardioTech CV9 machine a good alternative to exercising?

    I have Fibromyalgia & Psoriatic Arthritis in my feet and can't walk much, but I want to exercise. I am not overweight but need to tone up, get fit and manage stress better (exercise would help). Hydrotherapy is not an option due my Chlorine allergy.
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    Rob Nash

    Exercise Physiologist

    Hi Linda,

    Unfortunately, whole body vibration is not a good substitute for exercise. It will not challenge the cardiovascular system, or the musculoskeletal system in the same way that resistance training or cardiorespiratory exercise would, and therefore, will not give you the same benefits as exercise.

    Your best solution would be to seek the help of an Exercise Physiologist, they receive the highest training achievable in exercise, and specialise in helping people with chronic conditions, such as yourself, and should be able to come up with an exercise sollution that will be appropriate for you.

    I hope that helps answer your question.

  • Linda Allen

    HealthShare Member

    Hi Rob, many thanks for getting back to me with your comments which I do appreciate.   May I ask one more question of you please and that is your thoughts on an elliptical cross trainer?  Regards,  Linda    lindibindi@optusnet.com.au

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    Rob Nash

    Exercise Physiologist

    Hi Linda,

    Yes, cross trainers as well as bikes and rowing ergometers can be a good option for people who want to engage in cardiorespiratory exercise, but are unable to tolerate high impact exercise, so my advice would be to try each machine out, either at a gym or a gym equipment shop and see which one suits you best.

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