As we get older, it’s important to take care of our joints and muscles with both exercise and support. One way to achieve both at the same time is with a walker. Walkers help to both stabilize balance while protecting sensitive joints as well as allow for safer exercise. With that said, there is a large variety of walkers on the market today, each slightly different from the other. To help you make the right decision for you, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular walkers in today’s market. The walkers below are categorized in three sections- 4 wheels, 3 wheels and 2 wheels.
4 Wheel Walkers
Fitted with a seat, backrest and saddle bag, this walker really is of elite status. The seat is
adjustable with a 2 inch height difference and is great for times of rest during walks or errands. The seat also comes with a storage area right underneath and a conveniently placed saddle bag that faces outward on the front of the walker. The handle bars are purposely placed at an angle to help your hands rest at a natural degree rather than straight down in an awkward pose. Easy assembly helps you to set up your new walker quickly while also allowing you to fold it up for simple storage or to load into the car. Designed to support weight up to 300 pounds and made to help those with balance issues. Each walker comes with 4 extra large 8 inch wheels adding even more stability.
This portable walker is specially made to be both easy to carry and easy to store, whether it be in the back of your car or in a house closet. With 4 extra large 8 inch wheels, you’ll be able to move around knowing that you have increased stability and security both indoors and out. Made to handle up to 300 pounds, this model is also suited for those who may have compromised balance with it’s adjustable handle bars and a built in seat along with a backrest. The handlebars rest at a slight angle, helping to give your hands a more relaxed and natural stance. You’ll also find that this allows for easier access to the brakes placed under the handle bars. Assembly is tool free, helping you to set up the walker as quickly as possible.
3 Wheel Walkers
With adjustable handles and 7.5 inch wheels, this 3 wheeled walker is great for those who
plan to use their walker on a regular basis. Due to its compact design, you could easily take this walker with you on errands and maneuver nicely through tight aisles. This walker also comes with a large storage bag that drops from the center of the walker and faces toward you, allowing for you to easily place everyday items such keys and a cell phone within reach.
Colored in royal blue and black, this walker is great for those who are looking for one that will easily compact to fit in small spaces or the back of a car. It also has a easy to carry as it only weighs 15 pounds, which is great for when you’re taking it out of the car before running an errand. It’s also compact in design, allowing for easier movement through crowded places and narrow sidewalks. For those who like to turn quickly, you’ll find that the front wheel swivels. There is also a basket attached to the front with a tray, allowing you to place items on top.
2 Wheel Walkers
A silver, 2 wheeled walker, this particular model is great for those who don’t feel the need for all wheels just yet. Each of the two front wheels come in at 5 inches and are non-swivel, meaning that you won’t be able to make any turns without lifting the entire walker to one side or the other. What this walker can do however, is allow the user to adjust the walker height via adjustable legs that go from 32 inches to 38 inches in 1 inch increments. This is great if you wish to work on your posture during walks. This model can handle weight up to 250 pounds.
Just as with a new pair of shoes, a new walker may need to be broken in a bit. The best way to do this is around your home or just down the street. That way if any complications arise, you’ll have easier access to be be able to fix them rather quickly.
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