Reducing the risk of Dementia, Osteoporosis, heart disease and depression

 

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Adding a little exercise to your daily routine can help you stay healthy, keep you feeling energetic and help you maintain your independence. However exercise isn’t always an easy task especially for the elderly. The less active you are the harder it is to get started. The activities you used to take for granted now get harder to complete and you start to feel aches and pains where you have never had them before. On average those that are 65 and over generally spend an extra 10 hours on average per day either sitting or lying down. As your body begins to slow down so do you and it’s a hard habit to break. Inactivity can lead to falls, obesity and heart disease.

Introduce 30 minutes of walking across 5 days

Walking is a moderate intensity workout and is suitable for everyone. Just 30 minutes of walking a day can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, depression and dementia. It is a low impact exercise that can either be enjoyed in groups outdoors or independently within the safety of your own home. If you do not fancy braving the harsh and unpredictable weather that our climate has to offer then why not try a JLL treadmill.

Safety and comfort

All of the home treadmills that JLL have to offer are foldable and take up very little room in your home. The JLL foldable treadmills are recommended for the elderly or those that are currently going through physical therapy or rehabilitation as they offer the slowest start up speed currently available on the U.K market. Your home treadmill would start at a speed of just 0.3km per hour and can increase at an increment of just 0.1km per hour.

There is no sudden jerking as the machine starts, it is smooth and quiet. You can walk at a pace that suits you. The cushion deck shock absorption system provided on all the JLL home treadmills helps to soften the impact that walking can have on the joints. Hand rails are also built onto the frame offering additional support for those that are not as strong on their feet as they used to be.

Working out doesn’t have to be strenuous

Walking does not have to be a strenuous task it can be easy and feel natural. The handrails on the JLL foldable treadmill have an inbuilt heart rate sensor that connects to the monitor. You can set the heart rate control program so that the machine controls the speed and incline to keep your heart rate at your desired pace.

Durability and Independence

The JLL home treadmills are built to be strong and durable. The digital control technology that is used prevents the treadmill from been affected by temperature changes or dust. The JLL treadmills are built for longevity. Working out In your own home means that not only can your work out at a time that suits you but you also do not need to rely on anyone else to take you places or worry if you are going to return safely. A JLL home treadmill is not only going to improve your general fitness and health but it is also going to preserve your independence.

Easy to use

Do not be put off by the controls of a treadmill, at first glance all the various buttons can be quite daunting however here at JLL Fitness we have tried to simplify things. It’s as easy as green for go and red to stop and since your safety is our main priority the machine won’t start unless the safety key is inserted. If you are feeling brave and feel like you need to challenge yourself then you can increase the speed via the handrails.

Find the treadmill that suits your needs

There is a treadmill for everyone here at JLL Fitness whether you’re a beginner slowly finding your feet or an experienced uphill walker looking to feel challenged. Although the running area, programmes and incline may vary between the machines you will find safety, durability, comfort and support is offered with every model.

Did you know?

Did you know that 1 in 14 people over the age of 65 will suffer from dementia? The risk of dementia can be reduced by regular exercise as it can help prevent the shrinkage of the brain and the faltering mental skills commonly associated with old age. Planning your time or creating a routine can help strengthen your memory.

Did you know that regular walking can help prevent the risk of Osteoporosis? Walking is a weight bearing activity that can stimulate and strengthen your bones increasing their density and help you maintain healthy joints.

Did you know that by introducing regular exercise into your daily routine you can reduce the risk of depression? When we exercise our bodies release feel good endorphins and serotonins into the blood stream making us feel happy and euphoric.

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Sarah Fisher

Marketing & Copywriter at JLL Electoronics Ltd
I am 33 and have two dogs that keep me active and fit. I love to explore the outdoors and I’m always looking for new ideas to add fun to my fitness regime.

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