5 Best Exercise Equipment for Older Adults

Exercise in all stages of life is important to maintain fitness and to build a strong inner core. The need for low-intensity workouts will increase at the age of 50 plus people. However, there is a lot of equipment available to meet the specific health needs of old adults. The age will not give you the right to stop caring for yourself physically and mentally. 

As an average person in the city of NY, USA I retired from training when I crossed 56, and that is why I put on some extra pounds in my body. Though I was very active at a young age, my health condition limits me from continuing workouts. 

After a certain age, losing weight is very tough due to metabolism, my health adviser said. Yet my energy level needed some serious boosts and after 6 months of doing workouts in different equipment, I proudly say that I have reduced 36 pounds. 

WHY SENIORS NEED EXERCISE EQUIPMENT: 

 

To reach the success line I had to fix some targets or outcomes that I wanted to get from using certain exercise tools. My physical instructor helped me in choosing specific kits for exact results. 

I have succeeded because I believe in my strength rather than just lighting the number of candles on my birthdays!! I have listed my desired health targets below to finalize exercise equipment. 

  • The statistics of heart diseases are very alarming. This is the main reason for doing workouts at tough ages. Clogged arteries and LDL cholesterol are the main culprits for heart illness.
  • I have seen many seniors who are at my age, have ended their life due to high blood pressure. Blood vessels hurt kidneys and main factor for heart attack.
  • Prevention of osteoporosis is also an important factor in old age. This disease weakens human bone.
  • If you are not attentive to your immune system then you are inviting certain bacteria and diseases to develop. Upper and lower body training systems can reduce this risk.
  • Regular exercise helped my joints to become flexible to move around and builds my muscular level including boosting my energy level.

BEST ALTERNATIVES FOR OLD ADULTS: 

So based on those few targets I had chosen my exercise tools which can deliver the above benefits. The equipment included treadmills, spinning bike, recumbent exercise bike, abdomen/back extension machine, indoor rower machine. These machines have a specialty in delivering certain benefits. 

INDOOR ROWER: 

To build strong muscles, burn fat and increase energy, indoor rowing machines are quite effective but prices are a bit high. 

TREADMILLS:

 

To carry out high-intensity workouts, I have found the machine very efficient, yet by reducing the resistance level, I also benefited. As walking is a recommended exercise, running and walking in treadmills can reduce LDL Cholesterol. 

SPINNING BIKE: 

YOSUDA PRO Magnetic Exercise Bike

Indoor riding is fun and beneficial to knee joints and it is low cardiovascular activity. Getting on and off are very easy and exercising on this bike helped me to build a strong immune system. 

ABDOMEN/BACK EXTENSION MACHINE: 

After using this machine, now I can feel that I am comfortable extending or straightening my spine and it increases the coordination of lower back movements. 

RECUMBENT BIKE: 

This bent is wonderful cardiovascular exercise and targets more numbers of muscles. I feel less pressure in my hips and knees and moreover, it’s a rehabilitation tool for even disabled people. 

It is still helping me in building lower extremities since I can do upper body exercises along with riding; it is flattening my upper body too. 

I also changed my dietary plan as per my fitness coach to get better results. 

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