NUSTEP FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Regular exercise is one of the most important things we can do for our overall health and wellness. Evidence shows that exercise provides a host of physical and mental benefits that contribute to an improved sense of wellbeing and quality of life. Everyone, regardless of age, fitness level or functional ability, can benefit from regular exercise. From controlling our weight, to keeping us active and engaged as we age, to managing health conditions or disabilities, exercise transforms lives.
At NuStep, we’re determined to enable as many people as possible to experience the life transforming benefits of exercise. That’s why we designed our NuStep recumbent cross trainer to be inclusive – to help a wide range of users Take That Step towards a healthier, more active lifestyle including those who:
- Want to lose weight and improve fitness
- Want to age actively
- Suffer from arthritis
- Have mobility or balance issues
- Live with neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease
NuStep Machines for Weight Loss
Losing weight and keeping it off is a challenge for most people. Those who have orthopedic issues or health conditions aggravated by excess weight face additional challenges – especially when it comes to finding exercise equipment that can accommodate their needs.
NuStep recumbent cross trainers can help you overcome those challenges by providing a low impact, full-body workout that can lead to weight loss and increased strength. The T5XR and T5XRW provide most users up to 600 pounds with a safe and effective workout that can also help with orthopedic issues and arthritis.
Active Aging and Brain Health
Heart pumping cardio exercise – like the kind you can get on a NuStep trainer – is a proven prevention and management strategy for battling the three most common chronic health conditions of older adults: heart disease, hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease. What’s more, cardio exercise is good for the brain. Studies show that cardio exercise helps improve brain health and function. In addition to helping boost memory and executive function, exercise can have a positive affect on mental health. In recent years, evidence has emerged that cardio exercise plays a powerful role in lowering the risk of cognitive decline.
The NuStep provides a total-body cardio and strength workout that is good for the heart and the brain. Regular exercise on our cross trainer can also help build and retain muscle mass while increasing flexibility and range of motion. With its multiple resistance levels and user-controlled step length, the NuStep trainer can offer as demanding a workout as you desire, both now and as your health and fitness level improves.
Arthritis Care and Prevention
Many who live with the pain and stiffness of arthritis, avoid exercise for fear it will aggravate their condition. The fact is, not exercising can increase joint pain and stiffness. That’s why exercise is so vital for those who have arthritis. It helps strengthen the muscles around joints, build bone strength, increase range of motion, improve flexibility, control weight and more – all of which help reduce pain and stiffness.
For those with arthritis, traditional exercise equipment can be too difficult to use or it puts too much stress on joints. The good news: each NuStep machine has received the Arthritis Foundation’s Ease-of-Use commendation for products proven to make life easier for people with arthritis.
The NuStep’s ergonomic design and features like a swivel seat, sturdy grab bar and StrideLock make it easy to get on and off. The movement of the NuStep machine simulates a walking motion without putting undue stress on the joints.
Limited Mobility and Balance Issues
For users with limited mobility or balance issues, accessing and exercising on many exercise machines can be impossible. The NuStep T5 series offers a low step-through design and 360-degree swivel seat that makes it easier for users to get on and off. The seated, recumbent position also provides a safe and effective workout. Upper and lower body movements are connected, so the arms help move the legs and vice versa. These features make a full-body workout possible even for people with little to no movement in their legs or arms through optional adaptive equipment such as the Leg Stabilizer, the WellGrip and the Foot Secure System.
Studies continue to show the multitude of benefits exercise may have for those living with neurological conditions. If you experience the resulting pain and physical limitations, exercise on traditional fitness equipment may be difficult. The NuStep recumbent cross trainer can offer an inclusive and adaptive full-body workout for most users, including many wheelchair users.
NuStep cross trainer users may develop much-needed strength and independence that can help manage a variety of conditions.