BASIC exercise equipment for my Dad??

  • GWriter

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    Dec 20, 2013 8:18 PM GMT
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    My Dad was always active but had some health issues this year and lost a lot of strength and muscle mass. He wants to do some simple exercises at home. He's def not joining a gym. I'm thinking a few light dumbbell and some elastic bands would be a good start. I can show him what to do a write program for him. Any other ideas for simple equipment?
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    Dec 20, 2013 8:56 PM GMT
    How is his balance? How well and how far can he walk?
  • GWriter

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    Dec 20, 2013 9:07 PM GMT
    His balance is fine, and he walks pretty well. He likes to walk a few blocks to the grocery store every day in order to get out. But I don't think he's ready for anything more challenging than walking (e.g. squats, a wobble-board).
  • kew1

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    Dec 21, 2013 1:56 PM GMT
    How about a TRX copy if he has anywhere to hang it?
  • GWriter

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    Dec 21, 2013 2:58 PM GMT
    That's possible, though maybe a bit advanced. Thanks for the suggestion.
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    Dec 21, 2013 3:34 PM GMT
    Cross trainer or light dumbbells, but I think the elderly benefit most from an exercise class because it is another social outlet for them and they can be supervised.
  • kew1

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    Dec 22, 2013 8:59 AM GMT
    GWriter saidThat's possible, though maybe a bit advanced. Thanks for the suggestion.



    Doesn't have to be that advanced.
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  • GWriter

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    Dec 22, 2013 12:11 PM GMT
    Ohno, that's true. I hadn't thought of that. Thanks.
    Kewl - wow, very interesting. Definitely worth considering. Thanks.