How Do Mobility Scooters and Stairlifts Improve Long Term Health?

Mobility scooters and stairlifts do more than just facilitate travel. Both pieces of equipment offer benefits which directly or indirectly improve the long-term health of the user.

The benefits of using a mobility scooter that improve long term health include:

  • Increased accessibility
  • Increased stability
  • Improved sociability

This article will explain how each of these benefits promote a happier and healthier future for users.

How does accessibility improve long term health?

The main reason people use a mobility scooter is because they struggle to travel short or long distances on their own. Mobility scooters give users the ability and freedom to travel where they want, when they want. This improves long term health in the following ways:

By allowing the user to visit the doctors/hospital

Users are no longer reliant on the schedule of others and are able to visit a medical professional whenever they need to. Crucially, this means that emerging health problems could be spotted and treated early before developing into something more serious.

Users will receive face-to-face consultations with their GP instead of over the internet. This will afford them more detailed evaluations that may result in a more accurate diagnosis.

By allowing the user to get fresh air

Fresh air and sunlight are critical for maintaining good long-term health. Sunlight provides our body with important vitamins, including vitamin D, and fresh air has been shown to aid with digestion and strengthen the immune system. Mobility scooter users have the freedom to enjoy the sunlight and fresh air at their leisure.

How does riding instead of walking improve long term health?

Many mobility scooter users struggle with balance issues. Users will gain extra stability by using a mobility scooter instead of walking.

By preventing falls and injuries

Mobility scooter users are less likely to suffer a nasty fall as a result of walking. This will prevent a serious injury that could jeopardise their long-term health and quality of life.

How does being more social improve long term health?

Improved accessibility enables you to see friends and family more often, as well as participate in social events and activities.

By improving mental health

Being social improves mental wellbeing, which in turn has a positive influence on the body. Isolation and loneliness have been shown to contribute to increased sympathetic nervous system activity, inflammation and less sleep.

How do stairlifts improve long term health?

Stairlifts allow the user to travel up and down the stairs comfortably.

By reducing pain and mitigating injuries

Many people with lower back problems and other muscular issues are unable to walk down the stairs without suffering pain. Stairlifts alleviate pain and prevent the aggravation of injuries.

 


 

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