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Safe Exercise Equipment for Seniors

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

Senior lady with others on treadmillsSeniors can greatly benefit from working out with exercise equipment. Seniors that stay physically active live healthier and longer lives. Their mental and physical capabilities are at full capacity when getting the right amount of exercise. 

They don't have to visit a gym though in order to stay fit, but they can instead use exercise machines from the comfort of their own home. There are many to choose from that fit their comfort and fitness levels. Here are three safe exercise machines that seniors can benefit from.

Recumbent Bike

Seniors can benefit greatly from a recumbent bike, because it is a classic low-impact machine that is great for those who have experienced injuries. They offer great lumbar support so seniors do not have to balance themselves, and the lower impact workout won't put a strain on joints. It is a great machine to help strengthen leg muscles without the pounding your body receives from walking and running. 

Rowing Machine

Rowing machines have many benefits for seniors. They exercise the entire body, offer a low-impact workout that is easy on joints, and has a supportive seat that is comfortable for seniors. While rowing machines can be beneficial for everyone, they are best suited for those that are in relatively good shape already. 

Elliptical Machine

The elliptical machine also offers a low-impact alternative to walking. The low-impact exercises accomplished on them make it a great choice for seniors. They also offer a whole-body workout but mostly strengthens the arms and legs. If an elliptical poses a challenge for a senior, they should look at purchasing one with a comfortable seat. It will then resemble the recumbent bike, but still offer a great workout.

These are just a few of the pieces of safe exercise equipment that seniors can benefit from. 

At Caring Senior Service, our expert staff is comprised of extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and trusted professionals who take pride in helping your loved one manage their daily activities. Contact us today to learn more!

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