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What are The Health Needs Of The Elderly?

What are The Health Needs Of The Elderly?
What are The Health Needs Of The Elderly?

The aging process changes both the body and the mind. Many aging changes are physiological, as the body begins to degenerate and break down.

Along with these physical changes, emotional variations can also occur.

Declining health is a common issue with aging, with many illnesses and diseases plaguing the elderly population.

It’s possible to take steps to maintain good health as long as possible by remaining active and paying attention to physical symptoms.

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Review of the NAUTILUS T616 and Bowflex BXT116 Treadmil

Review of the NAUTILUS T616 /Bowflex BXT116 Treadmill

Exercising has many health benefits; it not only helps you to reduce or maintain weight but also strengthens muscles, bones, and joints, builds stamina, helps control blood sugar in type 2 diabetes, and helps to keep your heart muscles healthy.

Walking is just as good as any exercise to accomplish all the benefits mentioned earlier. I know we boomers sometimes can’t make time to walk for one reason or another, like no walking trail, not near a park, or the weather, and can’t get to a gym. Maybe it is time to consider a treadmill.

A treadmill in the privacy in your home or at your gym is a safe and convenient option that reduces the strain on your knee joints, especially if it is placed on an incline, burning extra calories and adding the added benefit of an aerobic workout.

Running or walking on a treadmill lowers the risk of you twisting the ankles and falling less stress on the joints from running on hard asphalt or concrete and uneven surfaces, and you can even run at night in the safety of your home.

Motivation and Convenience

Using a treadmill allows you to control the intensity of exercise you desire; you can increase or decrease the level of difficulty by increasing or decreasing the simulated incline and, of course, your speed, allowing you to push your limits in a controlled environment. In addition,

Most machines have LED display that allows you to monitor your speed and distance and your heart rate, along with a reasonable approximation of the calories you’re burning.

Monitoring the calories, you burn motivates many people by providing concrete numbers to measure their progress.

According to the journal of sports science, the same amount of energy used for running the same amount outdoors is required to run indoors, so there is no edge where power is concerned between indoor and outdoor running.

Research has found treadmills are excellent and versatile for fitting exercise into your daily routine.

There are also various programs; pick the one that suits you. Some of the higher-end models can watch videos or play music while exercising, so your workout will be less tedious.

Reason To do treadmill exercise.

Walking or running on a treadmill is an excellent form of aerobic exercise, which is good for overall fitness and good heart health. This physical exercise alone is. Good for cardiovascular health, prevent bone loss, helps lower blood pressure improves cholesterol levels, helps with weight loss, and increases muscle strength.

Exercising on your treadmill could help reduce stress, boost energy levels, and even help you sleep better.

Being physically active doesn’t just improve your physical fitness; it also helps with mental wellness.

Using the treadmill, you can change your routine, so exercising doesn’t become monotonous; you can change speeds or incline, and if you have the higher-end model with built-in entertainment, you can watch TV or a video.

Using the treadmill will help you to burn calories, thus helping you to lose weight. The faster you go, the more calories you burn. Likewise, increasing the incline will also enable you to burn more calories.

Walking on a treadmill

Walking on a treadmill boils down to convenience and ease. You can exercise no matter what the weather is on the outside, and the time is to your choosing, and with little or no problem, you can start your exercise.

Recovery from a stroke is quicker. Exercising on the treadmill helped improve the temporal and spatial gait. One study of recovering stroke patients found that exercise on the treadmill helped better than those that walked outdoors.

Knee Joints Are Strengthened

If the treadmill is set on an incline greater than 0%  will help to improve joint health; this is found to reduce the internal knee-abduction movement responsible for cartilage degeneration.

This means there should be less cartilage loss over time on or off the treadmills compared to level ground walking exercise. It also makes walking more manageable for those who are obese or going through rehabilitation, as this may also reduce the pain of the activity.

Treadmills

Now that we have seen the benefits of the treadmill, let’s look at a few of them.

The first one is the Nautilus T616.

It has 26 exercise programs and includes caloric, distance  time, weight control intervals, performance training, heart health, and custom workouts.

This machine calculates the user’s fitness level after each workout’s completion.

It has a free app that runs through 19 locations with 27 routes in real-time alongside people from all over the world.

Cushioning system for a smooth run

Folding design for easy storage when not in use.

LCDs media in-console speakers with an MP3 input port, USB media charging, and adjustable fan

Calories and goal tracker.

Nautilus T616 Treadmill Console

The specs were copied from the manufacturer’s website

NAUTILUS T616 SPECS

  • Dimensions
  • LWH 77.2 x 35.2 x 57.6 in. (196 x 89.4 x 146.3 cm)
  • Maximum User Weight
  • 300 lbs (136 kg)
  • Assembled Product Weight
  • Warranty
  • Frame, Drive Motor: 10 yrs / Mechanical/Electronics: 3 yrs / Labor: 1

below is a youtube video of the nautilus T16

This machine is rated 4 stars

The ProsNautilus T616 Treadmill

The machine is quiet

Good quality well, made  sturdy, and worth the price

Top-rated home treadmill well-placed controls space for water bottles etc

Cons

The heart rate monitor does not work within  15 – 25 feet of a turned-on TV(It interferes with the HR monitor) It interferes with the HR monitor.

The HR monitor does not work on a very tall individual, say 6ft handlebars that measure heart rate are too low.

When the incline ramp goes up, it gets even worse. And when bending over to hold them, my pulse is measured incorrectly. The Manufacturer is willing to fix the problems this machine needed a new monitor.

Folding the machine could be easier

Specs were copied from the manufacturer’s website.

9 Pre-Programmed WorkoutsBowflex BXT116 Treadmill

  • Up to 12 mph (19.3 kph)
  • 15% Incline
  • Durable 3-ply 2.5mm Belt
  • Easy SoftDrop™ Stowable Design
  • Syncs with Free Results Series™ App
  • Available for Apple iOS and Android devices 1
  • Bluetooth® 4.0 Compatible
  • Automatic 3-Speed Fan

Integrated Speaker Sound System

BXT116 TREADMILL PRODUCT SPECS

  • Dimensions
  • 84.6″ L x 36.3″ W x 55.2″ H (214.9 x 92.2 x 140.2 cm)
  • Maximum User Weight
  • 375 lbs. (170 kg)
  • Motor
  • 3.75 CHP
  • Maximum Speed
  • 12mph
  • Maximum Incline
  • 15>LT##/p##GT##
  • Belt
  • Durable 3-ply 2.5mm
  • Minimum Ceiling Height
  • User Height +16″ (41cm)
  • Assembled Machine Weight
  • 280 lbs. (127 kg)
  • Warranty
  • 15/15/5/5/2 (Frame/Drive Motor/Mechanical Parts/Electronics/Labor) Years

BXT116

PROS.

Good quality Machine and there are 4 different user memory you can also make your own program

Easy to use.

It feels like a professional treadmill (Gym quality)

CONS

The machine broke within a month.

Machine creaking is certified for 280 Lbs  creaking at 260lbs

These machines, along with many others, can be purchased at Amazon.

There we have it; two of the top treadmill is physical fitness circles. Have you used any of these treadmills? What was your experience in using any treadmill? Please let me know. Leave a comment below, and I will reply. Thank you.

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