Outdoor Fitness & Exercise Equipment for Seniors
As we get older, many of us will find that our bodies do not operate as efficiently as they used to. Daily tasks, such as going up the stairs, might become more difficult. Not only this, but as the body’s mobility decreases, humans are left susceptible to dangerous slips, trips, and falls. Trips and falls are the most frequent triggers for injuries, and it is universally accepted that three-quarters of fatal and non-fatal accidents involving older people are caused by slipping or stumbling. While we can’t stop the passage of time, there are ways to help the ageing population maintain strength and mobility to live healthy lives well into their golden years. One fantastic example of this is outdoor exercise equipment for the elderly.
WHAT IS OUTDOOR FITNESS EQUIPMENT FOR THE ELDERLY?
In its simplest form, outdoor gym equipment for the elderly is fitness kit that has been specifically designed to support senior bodies. The aim of the equipment is to encourage strength and mobility for healthy active ageing, often incorporating vital functional elements such as balance and co-ordination.
KOMPAN’s dedicated Stay Fit range has been developed by experts to deliver an effective yet low impact workout for senior citizens. Much of KOMPAN’s outdoor exercise equipment for seniors is based on facilitating the training of fundamental skills, like walking on uneven surfaces or navigating steps and stairs. To the younger generations this equipment may seem simplistic, but for elderly users these products mimic important daily movements that are often taken for granted. For example, our Up & Go replicates a common test used to determine functional capacity in senior citizens, and our Balance Board is designed to mimic pressing a button on a moving bus. You may not find these products in a traditional gym setting, but in the right environment outdoor exercise equipment for the elderly can work wonders for mobility, balance, and strength.