Mobility and ageing done smartly—and in style

Mobility is defined as the ability to move or to be moved around freely or easily. As people grow older, however, they start to experience gradual loss of mobility which has profound social, psychological and physical consequences. This loss of mobility is most of the time attributed to older age, low physical activity, obesity, impaired strength and balance and chronic diseases like diabetes and arthritis.

In order to age with poise and elegance into the senior years, one of the things you can do for yourself is to be physically active on a regular basis. In an article titled “Benefits of Mobility in the Elderly,” it was noted that mobility also promotes healthy aging and that physical activity does not have to be strenuous to achieve health benefits.

“It has been shown in numerous studies that older adults can gain many health benefits by staying physical active,” the article said. “Physical activity helps maintain the ability to live independently and reduces the risk of failing and fracturing bones.”

Additionally, physical activity helps maintain healthy muscles, bones and joints and helps to control joint swelling and pain associated with arthritis.

“It also reduces the risk of dying from colon cancer, diabetes, coronary heart disease and helps reduce blood pressure in some people with hypertension,” it said. “Physical anxiety can also reduce the symptoms of anxiety, depression and promotes improvements in mood and feelings of well-being.”

As such, it is important to be active physically in your early years so that you will be able to age gracefully and live independently. However, as people age, they get tired easily and they will still need a little help from mobility devices that will allow them to achieve quality of life. These mobility devices will also enable them to do the things they enjoy while they spend time with their family.

To cater to the growing needs of the Philippine elder population, Watsons, Asia’s leading health and beauty retailer, has partnered with Top American Products Solution Inc., to bring in products manufactured by Drive Medical, one of the fastest growing global manufacturers of durable medical equipment. Drive Medical has a line of mobility, bath safety and personal care products for the elder population and these products focus on innovation, functionality and value.

Watsons found a valuable partner in Top American Products Solution Inc. as it strives to achieve its promise to make their customers look good and feel great. Through the line of Drive Medical products, Watsons and Top American Products Solution Inc. strive to promote independence and improve quality of life for the senior population, continually setting the standards in the health and wellness market.

Available in select Watsons are Drive Medical’s line of Mobility products that include Hurrycane Freedom, Offset Grip Cane and Deluxe Folding Travel Walker, among others. Their Bath Safety items include Grab Bars, Tub and Stair Safety Treads and Cast Protector Arm. Its line of Personal Care products include Universal Arm Sling, Metal Shoe Horn and Glide Skis.

Drive Medical’s products are exclusively available at Watsons and is distributed in the Philippines by Top American Products Solution Inc. For more information, visit www.seniorsphilippines.com.

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