Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

SPECIAL Pedal Exerciser Offer: January a Time for Fitness!

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 by morethan

After an enjoyable Christmas and New Year it is always good to burn off all the excess exercisecalories so take advantage of our January special offer on the Pedal Exerciser where you can save ££s and get fit in the comfort of your own home.

Getting moving can help boost your energy, maintain your independence, protect your heart, and manage symptoms of illness or pain as well as your weight. And regular exercise is also good for your mind, mood, and memory. Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving. It can include anything from walking and gardening to recreational sport.

Pedal Exerciser:  SAVE £2 now only £32.99

pedal exerciseDesigned for low impact rehabilitation and exercise the Pedal Exerciser comes with a digital display and features a motorised pedal exerciser, incorporated into an integral on-board computer that shows exercise time duration, calories consumed, cycles and revolutions per minute. It assists in restoring muscle strength, circulation, co-ordination and fitness. It can be used on the floor to improve the lower body or on a table top as an arm exerciser.  Perfect to use at home and no need to go out to the gym.

Cycling can help you burn around 300 calories per hour, depending on your current weight and the tempo. It boosts your metabolism, which means you’ll burn calories even when you’re at rest. As a perfect cardio exercise, it helps with burning fat and gradually building muscle, especially thighs, rear end, and hips.

Best Wishes

More than Mobility Team

Start as we mean to go on: Keeping Fit for the New Year!

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 by morethan

We have all eaten and drunk too much over the festive season so now it is time to work it off. To improve health; older adults should try to do two types of physical activity each week: aerobic and strength exercises.

NHS guidelines for older adults aged 65 and over who are generally fit and have no health conditions should aim do the following exercises:

  • try to be active daily and do at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or walking every week, and
  • strength exercises on two or more days a week that work all the major muscles (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms).

You should also try to break up long periods of sitting with light activity, as sedentary behaviour is now considered an independent risk factor for ill health, no matter how much exercise you do.

Older adults are also at risk of falls, such as people with weak legs, poor balance and some medical conditions.  Therefore if possible do exercises to improve balance and co-ordination on at least two days a week. Examples include yoga, tai chi and dancing.

Moderate activity will raise your heart rate and make you breathe faster and feel warmer. One way to tell if you’re exercising at a moderate level is if you can still talk, but you can’t sing the words to a song.

Examples of activities that require moderate effort for most people include:

  • walking
  • water aerobics
  • ballroom and line dancing
  • riding a bike on level ground or with few hills
  • pushing a lawn mower

Daily chores such as shopping, cooking or housework don’t count towards your 150 minutes, because the effort isn’t enough to raise your heart rate, but they are important nonetheless, as they break up periods of sitting.

For more information on physical activity guidelines for older adults please visit the NHS website.

Finally to help you with your New Year exercise campaign do take a look at our More Than Mobility pedal exerciser. Enjoy exercising while reading or watching TV in your own home.  This lightweight portable pedal exerciser comes with a digital display (showing time spent and calories burnt) and assists in restoring muscle strength, circulation, co-ordination and fitness.  You can use on the floor for lower body or on the table for arm exercises.  Only £29.99!

Happy Exercising!

More Than Mobility Team

How to lose weight – the disabled way

Thursday, June 26th, 2014 by morethan

Movement is difficult for many disabled people, so it’s not easy to burn calories and stay at a healthy weight. You can stay at a healthy weight by monitoring the food you eat or you can exercise to burn those extra calories. Exercise as a disabled person burns more calories because of the extra effort you have to put into it. You may only be able to manage a few minutes on the treadmill but you’re likely to have burnt as many calories as the non-disabled person that was on there for longer than you.  We recommend that you use a heart monitoring device while training as your heart rate will tell you how many calories you are burning.

Some of you may be put off by going to the swimming pool as many pools have a hoist not a ramp.  Many feel that with a ramp you can discreetly get in and out of a pool while you can’t when using a hoist. When you’re already conscious about your body and getting into a pool full of able bodied users you know that they’re staring and it’s just not very appealing. It puts you off the whole idea.  When you’re ready to go for a swim we recommend that you go with a family or friend member for morale support and who can help you with getting in and out of the pool.

But it’s not just the staring. Even though public gyms may claim to be accessible, the reality can be different. Gym equipment can appear daunting for the beginner. For example hand-bikes, which are a great cardiovascular workout for paraplegics, the saddle is quite small or when pedalling it can be difficult trying to cling on. However many gyms offer a free session with a personal trainer. You can learn a lot about the gym equipment such as the stepping machine and the gym ball, as well as how to do stretches and twists, which are suitable for you. You may even decide to set up a small gym in your own home! You will feel so much better for it.

Here at More Than Mobility we know that not all disabled people are the same and many people may have many more difficulties achieving weight loss/ staying at a healthy weight. Your disability will limit the types of exercises you can do. So that’s where we recommend that monitoring what you eat has to come first.

More Than Mobility Team