We made it out of lockdown into summer! Congratulations!
The only thing more exciting than a regular summer is the arrival of warmer weather and longer days just after a long, hard, cold, winter lockdown.
We have stayed indoors and done our part to achieve the success we have, especially here in Melbourne, Victoria.
Now, the birds are chirping, and the sun is shining. It is a great opportunity to spend more time outdoors to take advantage of the beautiful weather.
For many, a great way to do this is with the added support of a rollator walker.
A rollator which is sometimes called a walker or wheelie walker is the most common mobility aid that will assist you to take long walks to explore your neighbourhood and do some daily exercise.
Unlike a regular walker, rollators have wheels making them easier to maneuver. They often have a cushioned seat with backrest that allows you to sit and take short breaks when you are at the shopping centre or on the footpath.
Some models even have a bag or basket to put a few groceries in or hold a cardigan if it gets chilly.
Ensuring mobility aid is safe; rollators have hand breaks to help you slow down when required. These brakes are engaged when you are using the seat on the rollator.
Most of the wheelie walkers are lightweight allowing you to put it in the boot of your car.
Wheelie walkers can help you stay independent, feel comfortable and confident to be outdoors with the sun in your face and the wind in your hair! They also let you move quicker and travel longer distances.
Made for outdoor use, rollators have sturdy wheels that help you stay safe on uneven surfaces outdoors such as concrete, grass, and footpaths.
Check out our blog post with advice on how to choose the best wheelie walker for you. Here, we will highlight a few of them that are great for being outdoors.
Now that you have a mobility aid that provides a bit of extra support and helps you stay balanced; it is time to start moving.
Here are some ideas on how to use your wheelie walker this summer:
Be motivated to walk a little bit further every day, you will get stronger, feel happier, and be proud of what you have accomplished.
Of course, make sure you stay safe by following any updates rules or restrictions that may be in effect.
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