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Safe Exercise Equipment for Seniors & Their Benefits

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

senior_treadmill_fitness-LRSeniors that are aging will find it important to stay healthy and active. There are many advantages of staying active as you reach the later stages of life. Here are a few of the benefits of staying fit and healthy as you age.

Benefits of Staying Active

  • Improve heart health
  • Boost energy
  • Control pain and illness symptoms
  • Enhance mental health
  • Weight management
  • Keep independence

A great way for seniors to obtain these health benefits is through exercise equipment. Exercise equipment allows seniors to work on their fitness without battling the elements of the outdoors. Seniors looking to use exercise equipment to become healthy should find the right machine for them. Here are three of the safest machines for seniors that are looking to get active.

Elliptical Machine

An elliptical machine is a low-impact alternative to a treadmill. You get all of the same benefits of walking without putting so much pressure on your joints. There is minimal stress on the back, legs, knees, and hips, which is perfect for seniors. This is one of the lowest-impact and safest exercise machines for seniors looking to get fit.

Resistance Bands

Resistance training equipment is great for seniors that want to work out. They can be used almost anywhere and they are easy to store after workouts. There are various bands with different resistance depending on what you are looking for. Seniors typically get less injuries from resistance bands than other exercise equipment. 

Exercise Bike

Cycling is another low-impact activity that is beneficial for seniors. This is a good machine for seniors with knee, back, and hip problems, because it puts less pressure on those areas. If you are looking for an exercise bike with good back support as well, try a recumbent bike with a comfortable seat. These machines can also come with extra benefits such as USB charging ports, Bluetooth, and LCD screens.

Seniors looking to stay healthy as they age should check out these three types of safe exercise equipment. 

Caring Senior Service has the experience, compassion, and training necessary for comprehensive home care, and we also offer a wide range of home care services that are all designed to make life easier for seniors and their families. To learn more about the services we provide, contact us today!

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