It is always important for older adults to exercise to help improve their overall immunity, but especially now during the spread of COVID-19, when they are at greater risk of complications from the virus. One of the main challenges for some older adults who want to stay active is limited mobility. Equipment made for those with limited mobility to allow for exercising while sitting or with low impact will aid in achieving their goals. Below are some suggestions:
- Stretch Bands – These are great for any resistance exercise, strength training and injury recovery.
- Free Weights – Build and maintain muscle and bone density
- Yoga/Stability Ball – Variety of exercises for full body, balance, core
- Bike pedal exerciser – Allows for cardio activity, keeps joints moving