The entire weight of your body rests on your joints so it’s not surprising that those who are considered overweight often experience joint pain and sometimes even osteoarthritis. It’s simple – the more weight that your joints carry, the more likely it is that you will experience joint pain and the more difficult it will be for your joints to function properly.
According to Medical News Today, individuals with a body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 29.9 are carrying excess weight, and those with a BMI of 30 or above are considered obese. To give some perspective into how many people this refers to, more than 34% of U.S. adults are considered overweight and more than 35% are obese.
On top of that, one in five Americans have been diagnosed with arthritis and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that number jumps to more than 1 in 3 among obese people. With nearly 2 out of 3 Americans being overweight or obese, this is no small statistic. Joint pain and arthritis can keep people from getting out of the house for activities, which just makes the problem worse. Being active is a critical part of staying healthy.
The SmartScoot™ mobility scooter: Designed with you in mind
Mobility scooters help people with limited mobility stay active. When you have trouble walking long distances, it can be daunting to even undertake normal daily activities. Maintaining your lifestyle despite joint pain means maintaining mobility – SmartScoot can help.
The SmartScoot™ mobility scooter incorporates comfort into its design with an adjustable seat and steering column, accommodating for almost any body type and boasting a 300 lb. weight capacity. The adjustable rear wheel width can also add an extra layer of stability to your ride. SmartScoot was designed to help those with limited mobility get around easily and freely, as mobility difficulties can have a large impact on one’s overall well-being and can drastically hinder the ability to lead an active lifestyle.
SmartScoot’s compact, lightweight design makes it easy to take it along with you in the car, on planes or even cruise ships. Although SmartScoot is lightweight compared to a full-size power chair, these mobility scooters are heavy-duty and built to last. Limited mobility due to weight-related joint pain will no longer hold you back from traveling, spending time with family, or simply running errands. Sometimes a little help can go a long way!
Contact us today to answer any questions you may have about SmartScoot’s foldable lightweight mobility scooters.