Exercise Equipment for Health Conditions

There is a wide variety of exercise equipment that is optimal for achieving both fitness and health when dealing with a number of health conditions. Exercise is an excellent way to prevent a number health issues such as hypertension, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, obesity, and depression. It is also ideal for the treatment and management of some chronic issues such as osteoporosis, arthritis, and fibromyalgia, as well as joint and back pain.

Flexibility and strength equipment includes inversion tables, stretch out straps/resistance bands, weights and dumbbells, as well as medicine balls just to name a few. Using this equipment is a way to prevent bone loss associated with osteoporosis, as well as increase muscle, tendon, and joint strength. Flexibility and strength exercises help to maintain and increase range of motion, and can assist in making everyday activities such as bending, lifting, and turning less stressful and painful.

Aquatic fitness is ideal for those who are recovering from injury or have a chronic disease that limits range of motion. Working out in the water can improve cardiovascular health, endurance, and strengthen muscles all while being relatively stress-free on joints. An aquatic fitness plan is often prescribed for those who are dealing with chronic back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and muscle/ligament sprains. Also, water can assist to reduce inflammation and swelling in joints, which is the main reason it is a great workout for those suffering from a chronic and painful condition.

Pilates and yoga are a great way to help reduce stress and provide people with a more balanced mood with a healthy outlook on life. Both exercise programs concentrate on relaxation, stretching, and flexibility. Yoga is very centered on breathing and has been associated with controlling asthma symptoms. It is also a key exercise program used for the prevention and treatment of hypertension and depression. With Pilates having a strong focus on coordination and control of muscle groups, it is thought that Pilates may help to control and alleviate some of the side effects of Parkinson’s disease. Pilates and yoga both have a large selection of videos that are available for use at home, which can make these more attractive to some people who are not comfortable working out in front of others.

Aerobic exercise is very beneficial for heart health as well as an ideal way to start out a weight loss routine. Using aerobic equipment tends to be relatively low impact, and it can help to improve mood, reduce fatigue, and boost the immune system. It can also reduce the risk of heart disease and hypertension, as well as obesity, and developing diabetes. All aerobic equipment is used to give the body a cardiovascular workout, while burning calories at a higher rate than some other types of exercise.