01. Aerobic Fitness
Aerobic fitness is the body's ability to transport oxygen to exercising muscles. It is important for everyday activities such as climbing steps, walking and gardening. Improving aerobic fitness has multiple health benefits including decreased risk of heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure.
02. Muscular Strength
Strength is the body's ability to move against resistance through muscular force. It is important for everyday activities such as carrying shopping, household chores and walking. By maintaining muscular strength, we can prevent the onset of frailty and sustain an independent lifestyle.
Balance is the ability to stay upright and remain stable whilst moving between sitting, standing and walking. Balance is influenced by strength, flexibility and reaction times. Regular exercise is known to improve balance, reducing the risk of falls and injury.
Flexibility is the body's ability to move through a normal range of movement. It is important for everyday activities which require bending and reaching such as gardening and getting up and down from the floor. Good flexibility will decrease the risk of musculoskeletal pain and injury.
05. Social Wellbeing
Good psychosocial health is important for confidence and a positive outlook on life. Exercise, community activity and social contact are known to boost psychosocial health and reduce the impact of loneliness amongst older adults.
'The five elements of healthy ageing research generates robust evidence that Innerva equipment enables users to engage in a combined aerobic and strength training workout which incorporates whole body movement. The data indicates that high intensity aerobic and muscular efforts were interspersed with low intensity activity to gain the benefits of interval training and enable users to adjust their effort according to their fitness goals and ability. Multiple speed settings combined with multi-directional movement helps users to maintain or improve balance performance.'
Rotary Torso - Access Range
The Rotary Torso assists in the rotation of the upper body (above the waist) and shoulders. Rotation of the trunk is one of the first movements to decline as part of the ageing process. This is further accelerated in people with neurological changes.
Tricep Dip - Access Range
The Tricep Dip machine strengthens the muscles of the upper arm. During the push down phase of the upper limb movement, the triceps muscle will be activated. This muscle is important for reaching activities and helping to reposition and move around within a wheelchair, as well as helping increase strength for wheelchair propulsion. During the pull up phase of the upper limb movement, the biceps muscle is used. This muscle group is very important for lifting and carrying activities. In addition, the torso flexion motion of the exercise can also help build strength in that area of the body.