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ElderGadget.com’s Top Five Gifts To Help You Keep Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

This year is going to be the year. You’re going to get in better shape. And why not? What better time than now to launch or step up that fitness routine. A healthier lifestyle makes life more fun and independent with increased mobility and lowered risk of injury and illness.

1. iPod Nano

iPod Nano 6th generation

The Nano may be the perfect iPod for your workouts. Not only does it play music to keep you moving, but it has a built-in peodometer and can get into really detailed workouts by adding the Nike + iPod Sport Kit that works with the special pair of Nike shoes to track your workouts.

From $145

For more information, or to purchase the iPod Nano, see Amazon.com.

2. LifeSpan Fitness Forever DVD

LifeSpan Fitness Forever DVD

This DVD is a medically based exercise program designed specifically for seniors. It is designed not only to improve heart rate and blood pressure, but increases mobility, reduces joint pain and improves fitness and health. It is designed for a variety of senior needs, and the entire workout can even be done seated.

From $20

For more information, or to purchase Fitness Forever, see Amazon.com.

3. Timex T5H911 Unisex Digital Fitness Heart Rate Monitor Watch

Timex T5H911 Unisex Digital Fitness Heart Rate Monitor Watch

A heart rate monitor watch is a great way to keep track of your workouts. It’s been said that what gets measured can improve, and making sure you stay in your target heart rate zone is the way to do that for cardiovascular health. It also makes sure you don’t overdo it. This Timex features easy to press buttons, a large, contrasty display and alarms for timing your workout and to tell you if you’re going too fast or too slow. It also keeps track of calories burned and has a wireless chest strap that keeps it constantly updated on your heart rate.

From $49

For more information, or to purchase the Timex T5H911 Unisex Digital Fitness Heart Rate Monitor Watch, see Amazon.com.

4. Bowflex Series 7 Treadmill

Bowflex Series 7 Treadmill

The Bowflex Series 7 Treadmill has fifteen different workout programs and can go from 1/2 mph to 11 mph, with a 3 horsepower motor and full tracking of your heartrate and other metrics. It even folds up to take up less space when you aren’t working out! And it looks pretty cool.

From $1299

For more information or to purchase the Bowflex Series 7, see Amazon.com.

5. Adidas Smart Ride 1 Shoe

Adidas Smart Ride 1 shoe

The Adidas Smart Ride 1 is a computerized shoe that customizes the internal cushioning based on your own stride and the terrain. It won’t teach you to run properly, but it will certainly help cushion joints as you do. The battery for the computer is replaceable and lasts approximately 100 hours, and the computer turns itself off after 10 minutes of inactivity.

From $179

For more information or to purchase Smart Ride 1 shoes, see Amazon.com.

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