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Fitness Equipment for Disabled People

A common misconception about  individuals with a handicap is that they are weak and bedridden, needing regular  assistance all the time in everything they do. However, people with disability  are luckier these days because there are mobility  and safety devices that will help them maintain their cardiovascular health  and body strength (as well as continue to do the things they need to do and  love to do).

For those with balance issues or  needing extra support when walking, there are rolling walkers and rollators in the market that they can use  without needing the assistance of anyone. These devices can strengthen their  leg muscles and make their knees adapt to their body weight so that they can  perform more ambulatory activities.

When buying rollators and walkers, you should consider the wheels, frame  material, height adjustability, brakes and feature options. These devices are  available in three wheels or four wheels. The latter being a better option due  to sturdiness. The rule of thumb is the larger the wheels, the easier the  navigation will be. If you want a rollator for outdoors, go for wheels that are  8 inches or bigger because they can maneuver through rough and bumpy terrain.  Smaller wheels are generally safer for indoor use, since indoors are flat and  obstruction-free. Some walkers have slow-down brakes that allow the adjustment  of tension on the wheels; this feature is useful if you want to have support  from the frames of the rollator when moving.

Rollators and walkers can have  steel or aluminum frames. Steel is heavier and applicable to those weighing  more than 250 pounds, while aluminum is lighter and can be easily pushed. In  terms of height adjustment, different walkers have different ranges for handle  height. You should find a walker that fits well with your height so that  maneuvering will be more comfortable. Braking systems are varied: push-down,  loop, locking, slow-down and single-hand. Aside from these, there are available  add-ons, including a walking stick holder, a shopping basket or bag, a seat,  and an oxygen tank holder.

Are you or a loved one confined  to a wheelchair?  There are some great  devices available to help maintain fitness.  Wheelchair exercise equipment is used to provide handicapped people a means of improving their health by  performing cardiovascular exercises. These are equipment pieces that improve  the shoulders, the arms, the legs and the rest of the upper body. All of these  can be operated hassle-free by both wheelchair and non-wheelchair users because  they are designed specifically for people with limited mobility. With these  machines, physically challenged people can experience training and working out just  right for themselves.

Being handicapped is indeed limiting, but not anymore  with these exercise and mobility devices.  These innovative options let wheelchair-driven individuals leave their  sedentary lifestyle and start doing exercise regimens that will make them  active and healthy. It is not difficult to find them because there are several  companies producing, selling ad promoting them.

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