Practicar ejercicio : fundamental para la salud de los mayores

Practicing exercise: essential for the health of the elderly

Exercising at home is one of the best ways to stay active. We highlight exercises that most seniors can do at home safely autonomous.

An example from a client, Beatriz:

“I am 69 years old and live on the income I receive from Social Security. My children try to spoil me, but I prefer to do things on my own as much as possible. That's why I bought HAPPYLEGS. Once I have it, I can use it alone as many times as I want without giving explanations or depending on anyone. Now I am fitter and more active, my family is proud of me

Maintain muscle mass

Effort, perseverance and improvement. Step by step and small changes in the strength of your muscles can make a big difference in their function, especially in people who have already lost or are losing their muscle mass .

An increase in muscle size that you may not even notice can make it easier to do everyday things like getting up from a chair, climbing stairs, carrying groceries, opening jars, and even playing with your grandkids.

Muscle strengthening and toning exercises with the daily use of Happylegs exercising the legs will also improve your balance.

Meeting the needs of our elders Facilitating their mobility within the home so that they can be active and monitoring their health are fundamental issues for their care and well-being. Also the fact that they can use it in a autonomous, without help, It will improve your self-esteem.

Thanks to the fact that Happylegs imitates the movement that our legs make when walking, their automatic activity will stimulate their blood circulation, exercise their legs and tone their muscles while they are seated. All this without leaving home! They will stay in good physical shape in a healthy way, slowing down the deterioration of their joints and muscles, becoming more active and better physically and mentally.

Frequency and Progress

Exercise not only contributes to the physical, psychological and social health of the elderly, but this muscular strengthening will help prevent and avoid falls, which are increasingly frequent at these ages and their recovery is also slower.

The most recommended exercises from the age of 65 are those that:

  • help you lose weight
  • In which your bones and muscles work
  • Improve your cardiovascular functions
  • They regulate your tension
  • They help you lower cholesterol

It is recommended to exercise 4 to 5 days a week, with a duration of 25 to 70 minutes per session. For happylegs we recommend a minimum daily use of 1 hour and a half to 2 hours , and even more, at different times of the day, while we are sitting, watching TV or in front of the computer.

We also recommend doing other activities in the upper body such as:

  • raise arms
  • exercise shoulders
  • Use light weight dumbbells or force balls as healthy hands Balls with the palm of the hand and then use the healthy hands to stretch the fingers and relax the muscles.

Ideally, consult your family doctor or physical therapist to make a personalized exercise table according to your needs.

HAPPYLEGS, the perfect complement

Many times we forget to warm up our muscles before exercising because we are lazy or we are not aware of its importance. However, warming up well before exercise prepares our muscles and joints, which can help us prevent and avoid injury during the activity.

The same happens when we finish practicing sports. Stretching afterwards is just as important as warming up beforehand to avoid injury. At the end of the exercise we are so tired that we put aside this fundamental part of the sport.

our machine happylegs It is perfect to use as a passive exercise before and after playing sports! Well, it supposes a gradual stop of the muscular exercise.

You will gain flexibility, resistance, balance, muscle strengthening and you will prevent injuries.

Feel all the benefits of the machine

In addition to being a great complement for passive exercise before and after exercising, happylegs It gives us an infinity of benefits for our body. Using the seated walking machine you will notice how your health improves thanks to the fact that:

  • Improve circulation thanks to the movement of your leg muscles, strengthening them and increasing muscle mass.
  • By stimulating return circulation, it prevents the appearance of cardiovascular diseases such as varicose veins and thrombosis.
  • Improve your ergonomics, it helps you maintain a good position while sitting.
  • Helps combat lower back and back pain.
  • Thanks to its continuous movement, it relieves and prevents the symptoms of tired legs and their heaviness.
  • Combat sedentary lifestyle and inactivity.
  • Improves restless leg syndrome and chronic fatigue.
  • It also has no contraindications or side effects.
  • It allows you to do other activities at the same time! Thanks to the passive gymnastics of Happylegs , you can exercise your legs while doing other activities without distractions or contraindications.

Make the most of all these benefits that happylegs offers you!

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