Exercising regularly keeps us strong, functional and independent with age which is why it’s important to get into the habit of exercising regularly. The easiest way to do this is by creating a space within your own home where you can workout. We all lead busy lives and can’t always make it to the gym or might not be comfortable at a gym which makes working out at home even more desirable.
Plus, creating an at-home gym doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are many pieces of equipment seniors can purchase that are just as effective as a fancy gym membership. All it takes is a few staple pieces of equipment, a small open space, and you’re all set! To get started, here’s our list of the top 8 pieces of exercise equipment every senior should have at home.
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A Good Pair of Running Shoes
Every person should have a good pair of running shoes, no matter how old they are or what their fitness level is. Even if you’re only using them to go for walks or a slow job, it’s important to have a designated pair of running shoes to use. These shoes should offer comfort and support, particularly for seniors. You’ll also want to make sure they have plenty of tread left on the bottom of the soles to prevent any injury.
To find the proper footwear, head to a local podiatrist, physiotherapy, or running store where they can perform a gait analysis and tell you exactly what type of shoe would work best for you. (Here are some more tips on How to Choose the Right Exercise Footwear for Seniors).