|By PR Newswire||
|September 11, 2012 06:00 AM EDT||
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The health benefits of a regular exercise program are no secret, but information published in a Poughkeepsie Journal article indicates too few adults take this critical step to improve and maintain their health. The makers of the Hurry Cane™, a device designed to aid mobility, note the importance of these findings.
According to the article, an adult must engage in a minimum of two and a half hours of aerobic exercise per week to experience health benefits. The aerobic exercise need only occur at a moderate level, and adults need engage in moderate physical activity in a little as ten minute increments. An adult will typically achieve a moderate exertion level during a brisk walk.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study mentioned in the article indicates less than half of the adult population engage in physical activities that meet these requirements. Courtney Hoefener at the Hurry Cane™ states: "It's critical that our nation's elderly take this news seriously. Hopefully the Hurry Cane™ will give people the confidence they need to get up move."
The good news is walking is gaining in overall popularity as a form of exercise. The study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shared that over 60 percent of adults walked for 10 minutes or more during the week. Yet seniors ages 65 and older do not yet engage in walking as often as their younger counterparts.
The article shared information about a StrongWomen program developed at Boston's Tufts University. The program used research findings about the bone density in older adults to create an exercise regimen beneficial to the needs of seniors. Individuals who follow the program are apt to experience improved balance, mobility, strength and stamina. The program can be implemented by recreation centers that serve older adults throughout the nation.
In the case of senior citizens, the article states seniors who are physically active typically live longer than their sedentary peers. Physical activity is also associated with a reduced risk for some cancers, diabetes, depression, heart disease, and stroke.
The Hurry Cane™ is the latest innovation in mobility solutions for senior citizens and those who have difficulty walking. With a structure similar to the traditional cane, The Hurry Cane™ features a unique pivot-head design that allows for greater movement and flexibility. It also provides a strong base that allows users to perform tasks with both their hands, without having to worry about their cane falling over. With total approval ratings at a reported 98 percent, many consumers are already sharing their success stories after using this innovative product.
To learn more about The Hurry Cane™, visit www.thehurrycane.com.
SOURCE The Hurry Cane