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3 Safe Types of Exercise Equipment to Get Seniors Moving

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

senior_treadmill_fitness-LROut of all the excuses used for not working out regularly, age should not be one of them! It doesn't matter if you're 20 or 70, an exercise routine will help to keep you healthy and fit. Exercising also keeps your organs functioning properly, increases strength, decreases depression, makes you more productive, and so much more.

Choosing appropriate exercise equipment is crucial for seniors whose bones and bodies may be frailer than they once were. Avoiding injuries is key, so here is a list of three safe exercise equipment to keep seniors active and safe! 

Rowing Machine 

This is a great cardio and strength machine for seniors due to its extremely low impact and seated positioning. The row is pulling resistance away from the body, strengthening arms and getting that heart pumping! Sets and repetitions can be tailored to the fitness level of the senior.

Hand Grippers

Over the years, seniors hands and arms get weaker and weaker. This can lead to problems picking up, dropping, and opening items. Hand health is very important to maintain for firm grips and muscle control. Hand grippers are a simple exercise tool that can be used anywhere and anytime, even watching TV! Various resistance levels make it easy for beginners and pro's alike. 

Stationary Bikes

Another great piece of safe exercise equipment is the stationary bike. There are two main types of stationary bikes, one has a traditional bike seat and the other has a chair-like seat for added comfort. Both are terrific choices for senior's cardio workouts since they can get on/off them easily, don't have to worry about falling, and have stability handles. They're also low-impact, making them perfect for seniors with joint problems or arthritis.

Stationary bikes can help seniors build endurance, increase muscle, and maintain heart fitness. Raising or lowering the resistance setting gives seniors control over their workout intensity!

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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