***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
One thing I have been working on, despite these limitations, is becoming more healthy and fit. I recently turned 35, and I have to be honest, I am not overly athletic. Okay, that is actually an understatement. I am not athletic AT ALL. I was the kid in school who walked the mile rather than ran it, and I have never even done a cartwheel because I was too afraid of breaking my neck. Yes, even as a child I was plagued with anxiety. It's really no wonder that I am such a worrier as an adult!
Anyway, recently I discovered an awesome company called Vive Health. This company offers a wide variety of medical supplies and equipment designed for at-home use. They offer blood pressure monitors, back and knee braces, walkers, and even physical therapy products. Their selection is absolutely wonderful, and can make a lot of difference in the lives of millions of Americans who suffer from medical issues and/or limited mobility.
While we don't have any medical issues at home that would require most of these products, I did notice that Vive Health offers a great solution that will allow me to work on my fitness goals anywhere, anytime. Their Pedal Exerciser is absolutely wonderful, and I can go for a "ride" while blogging, helping my kids with their schooling, or even while watching TV. If this can help ME with MY goals, just imagine what a God-send it would be for those in need of physical therapy to strengthen their muscles after injury or medical procedures.
Another thing we love about this exerciser is that it is incredibly easy to set up and use. This is especially important for seniors, or those who don't have a lot of strength or stamina to assemble things. My husband had this put together and ready to go in just a couple of minutes. Of course there are very detailed, easy to understand instructions included that will show users how to use all of the features of this product.
You can also change the amount of resistance, which is great if you are looking to gradually increase the intensity of your workout. As for me, I am doing baby steps until I am used to being regularly active. Then, I can increase the resistance, little by little, until I get a much more intense workout.
How do you know how much progress you're making?
The Vive Health Pedal Exerciser features a large, easy to read LCD screen that tracks your speed, RPMs, time, distance covered, and even how many calories you've burned. This makes crushing your goals easy as pie, and allows the user to really challenge themselves to make more progress. How cool is that?!
Like I said, this is great for anyone who wants to stay on top of their fitness in an easy, convenient way. I think the bigger benefit will be for those who have medical issues or limited mobility. Seniors, rehab patients, or those with other health issues will definitely be able to get stronger and healthier using this awesome, at home tool.
This would also make a fantastic gift this Holiday season!
If you know anyone who has medical needs, be sure to check out the wide range of equipment offered at Vive Health.