As we get older, it becomes more difficult to maintain our physical well-being and to find ways to work out that is not only beneficial for our bodies but easier to do because our bodies are not as fine-tuned as they once were.
But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways to work out nor does that mean there are no pieces of fitness equipment that suit older people. Finding the right piece of equipment can mean a great deal is it allows you to stay active and fit without having to stress your body to an uncomfortable point.
These pieces of fitness equipment are great for senior citizens.
Semi-Elliptical Cross Trainer
This piece of workout equipment combines the benefits of an elliptical while being able to sit comfortably. This is great for a few reasons. The first is that you get the wonderful cardio benefits of a cross trainer. Cardiovascular exercise does wonders for your body and keep you feeling good without having to focus on heavy weight training or strenuous workouts.
The second is that it is low-impact on your knees, ankles, and feet. Doing cardio on a traditional cardio machine like a treadmill can have lasting effects on those joints, making them ache and leaving you unwilling to partake in those workouts. With this machine, you keep the stress off of those joints and keep moving through your workouts without the aches and pains that previously came along with it.
Full Commercial Air/Magnetic Rower
Rowing machines are a great piece of equipment for a total body workout. Not only do you get the cardio in that your body needs to stay in healthy, good shape but you get a core workout, a back workout, an arm workout, and a leg workout. Everything is covered when you use a rowing machine.
The best part about it is that you can set your resistance levels so that you aren’t pushing your body too hard. Getting just the right amount of work in on all of the important muscle areas is a huge thing and being able to walk away from those workouts without your body feeling awful afterwards is a big deal.
For seniors looking to stay in shape, a rowing machine makes for a highly effective piece of fitness equipment that will give the total body workout they need in a short amount of time.