Exercise is essential not only for your physical health but also for mental and emotional health as well. While there are many people who enjoy walking, yoga, or group exercise classes, plenty of older adults also enjoy hitting the gym and using exercise equipment for their workouts, or outfitting their homes with equipment so they don’t have to go out to stay fit.
Of course, whenever starting any fitness program or using any piece of equipment, you’ll want to be sure to consult your doctor and also learn how to use each machine properly to avoid injury.
The Best Equipment for Older Adults
Caring Senior Service has identified the types of exercise equipment that are safe, efficient, and also enjoyable for seniors to use, whether at the gym or at home.
- Elliptical machine
- Stability ball
- Lat pull down machine
- Recumbent exercise bike
- Rowing machine
- Yoga mat
These types of equipment are just as easy to use at home as they are in a gym, provided that you have the space in your home to accommodate them, of course.
No matter how you choose to exercise, the important thing is to make time to get up and get moving every single day, even if it’s only for a short period of time.
What’s your favorite type of equipment? We’d love to hear from you.
Check out our other articles on Council of Seniors 365 for more tips on leading an active lifestyle.