Your health matters to us….
Prolonged sitting is a significant health issue for us all, which can directly affect our health and quality of life. It has been shown that deconditioning occurs through lack of physical activity, and so, unfortunately our health depends not only on a 30 – 45 minute daily exercise but also what we do for the rest of the day. The World Health Organisation and the UK department of Health suggest we all move every 30 minutes; this may be impractical or not possible.
The Leeper can overcome this problem and enable you to be more independent with improved mobility, which can help you enjoy life more.
The Leeper is an exercise trainer for the lower limbs, essentially for the muscles below the knee. This device is compact and lightweight and uses the natural motion of the ankle and foot – plantar flexion and dorsiflexion – to activate the ‘calf muscle pump’, the function of which is to increase venous return (the flow of blood from the legs to the heart). Also, because you can exercise the lower leg muscles regularly you can maintain their strength which in turn can keep you more mobile and active.
The Leeper comprises two compact foot operated units. Each unit is made up of a footplate which is attached to the ‘saddle’ of the mechanism and this mechanism can be secured to various bases. The mechanism is similar in size to a bar of soap and through careful choice of materials weighs (85g), less than a smart phone. The materials for the Leeper have been chosen for their recyclable and sustainable nature, along with their hygienic and functional properties.
The smooth natural action of the Leeper helps you maintain the range of ankle movement (ROAM) along with plantar flexor strength which is important for balance and stability and to help prevent falling.
For your convenience the Leeper is pre-installed on an angled base and is set up ready to use out of the box.
If you have an activity tracker it is possible to wear it on your lower leg, just above the ankle, using an extender strap if needed Amazon(click to view).