Solutions for aging
Physical exercise during old age strengthens the heart, facilitates motion and prevents injuries and falls. Our solutions in this field constitute an effective additional therapy for improving the quality of life of your elderly patients.
Scientific studies have shown that physical exercise during old age strengthens the heart’s functions and reinforces muscles and joints, thereby preventing falls and fractures. Without neglecting the fact that – in general – physical exercise improves mood, reduces anxiety and depression, and also helps to protect against forms of cognitive impairment. So if you work in an old-age facility or are treating elderly patients, here’s what you can do for them.
Solutions for the elderly
Better Aging is a project that assessed the positive impact of a physical exercise program in reducing frailty and muscle weakness, and improving the daily efficiency of the elderly. The training sessions were held at a sports centre equipped with our equipment, and allowed for identifying the most suitable solutions for the elderly.
The importance of cardiovascular efficiency
In order to stay healthy, the first thing adults need during old age is cardio training. The equipment items capable of guaranteeing effective and safe exercise for your patients include Recline MD Inclusive , a comfortable bike with an easily adjustable backrest, the highly accessible Jog Now MD tread mill and Crossover MD, a crosstrainer that stimulates balance and proprioception.
Muscle strength and bone density
Strength training is another important aspect for guaranteeing healthy joints and muscles. Leg Press Inclusive, for example, helps to improve leg strength by increasing bone density and preventing future falls and fractures.
Mobility, flexibility and balance
During old age, it is also advisable to perform activities that develop flexibility and maintain the range of movement required for daily activities. With Flexability, the patient may correctly train the muscle chains through gestures that improve suppleness and, thus, body movements. Instead Kinesis One includes a specific program for preventing falls, based on bone strengthening and increasing muscle mass.
Cognitive functions and interaction with others
An elderly person may also benefit from alternative activities, such as cognitive activities or activities that favor socializing. Our Visioweb interactive display, fitted on the main cardio machines, includes mental stimulation games that help to prevent cognitive impairment. Instead Easy Line allows for participating in group lessons, so as to favor socializing among participants.
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