Have you heard of Super Agers? These are people just like us, especially those in their 70s and 80s, who have the mental and/or physical capability of their decades-younger counterparts.
How does one get to be a Super Ager? Harvard Medical School suggests part of that is their dedication to aerobic capacity – the amount of oxygen they take in and distribute to their body tissues. Want to know something incredible? You can boost your own with regular exercise!
As we enter another new year, now is the perfect time to start new habits and work on our physical health. After all, we want to have our best Third Age so why not strive to be a Super Ager!
We’ve compiled a list of our favorite at-home exercise equipment specifically for olders. You might even recognize a couple that we loved so much, we added them to this list.
Trideer Stability Ball with Base - $31.99
You’ve probably heard or even used a stability exercise ball before, but this stability ball from Trideer is a little extra special. You see, it comes with a base so you can use it not only for at-home exercise routines, but as a chair in the home office, too!
Sitting on a stability ball helps to improve your posture which relieves stress and back pain. It can also strengthen your core muscles, reduce lower back pain, and help you concentrate with the micro movements you need to stay stable.
If you’re not spending your day at a desk or if you just want to also use the Trideer for exercise it can be used for Pilates, yoga, barre, and other low-impact exercises. You can keep the ball in its base for extra support or remove it to have full control while you workout.
If you want to start out your year with an easy way to work on your health, this is the product for you!
Whatafit Resistance Bands Set - $24.97
If you’re not so sure about adding weights to your exercise routine, or simply don’t have the space, resistance bands are a great alternative. The Whatafit Resistance Bands Set is one of the best we’ve seen for strength training.
The bands themselves barely weigh anything at all, but its 5 bands can give you from 10 pounds to 50 pounds or resistance. These are great for toning your arms, shoulders, chest, glutes, legs, and more! Durably built with a double latex tube design, they resist snapping and breaking which makes them great for everyday use.
We love these in particular because they come with two cushioned handles, a door anchor, travel bag, and a manual with example exercises to get you started. Reviews say they “ROCK”, are “Shockingly good,” and “incredibly versatile.” They’re an easy and beneficial addition to any home gym!
Neoprene Coated Dumbbell Set - $34.99
Strength training is a must for us Third Agers, because it’s been proven to increase bone density and manage chronic pain (along with helping you lose weight). But if you prefer the traditional dumbbell to a resistance band, Amazon has an excellent set everyone should have in their home gym. This Neoprene Coated Dumbbell Set comes with 6 dumbbells – 2lbs, 3lbs, and 5lbs – and a stand to keep them organized.
Coated in neoprene, these cast-iron dumbbells are durable and offer a non-slip grip. Their hexagonal shape also prevents them from rolling away in the middle of your workout.
These lightweight dumbbells are a great place to get started with a variety of exercises.
HeathYoga Body Alignment System Mat - $35.95
We reviewed this mat back in June, but we absolutely love how useful it is, especially to newbie yoga enthusiasts. The HeathYoga mat comes with markings to ensure you keep your body aligned during your workout.
While you might have a yoga instructor in class helping to keep your form straight, you won’t have that same experience if you choose to workout at home with the help of some YouTube videos. This mat is perfect for the at-home workout because it will keep your hands and feet in the right position for accurate alignment.
We also love that the mat is thicker and longer than a traditional yoga mat, making it perfect for those who want the extra support (or just as a nice workout space in your home). It’s an incredible price at just $35.95, too, so what are you waiting for?
Lanos Workout Bike - $199.99
The Lanos Workout Bike is an incredible value because it’s really two bikes in one! You can use this small, space-saving bike as either a traditional upright or change the position easily to turn it into a recumbent bike.
With its ten tension settings, you can set the intensity of your workout. Build up to higher tensions or dial it back for your cool-down. With a smooth, quiet ride, you can even be watching a show with your partner while you workout.
This bike folds up for easy storage in a closet or spare room. It’s the perfect addition to your home gym.