Best Passive Leg Exerciser

A passive or automatic motorized leg exerciser helps the elderly and seniors move their legs.

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Background

A passive leg exerciser is good for seniors and the elderly when they cannot actively use pedal machines or elliptical machines. Or, they find motorized pedals or chi machines cause too much movement of their knees and legs. Meanwhile, moving legs is important for the elderly to stay healthy and lessen the chances of diseases such as Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) or varicose veins.

For example, data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows that 10 percent of elders between the ages of 70 to 79 suffer from PAD. Furthermore, 25 percent of elders over the age of 80 also suffer from PAD. Meanwhile, PAD can lead to pain, chronic skin ulceration, gangrene and other problems.

In addition, it is estimated that 50 percent of the US population over 50 years old have varicose veins. Incidentally, varicose veins can cause skin damage and, even worse, lead to dangerous blood clots.

Best Passive Leg Exerciser Reviews

Editor’s Choice

3. Happylegs Blue

Comparison of Best Passive Leg Exercisers

side-by-side comparison of the passive leg exercisers, that are reviewed below, will help you make a decision. Meanwhile, below is a list of these passive leg exercisers listed in descending order of recommendations.

Happylegs Blue

Soozier

LegXercise PRO

LegXercise MAX

LegActivator

LegXercise

1. LegActivator

Features

Physiotherapy machine

First, the LegActivator is precise and moves continuously without vibration.

Consequently, the legs move continuously.

Second, this automatic leg exerciser for the elderly is compact.

Third, it is lightweight.

Fourth, it has a silent motor so you can use it without annoying anyone nearby.

Also, it is 14.5" wide x 12.5" deep x 5.5" high.

Finally, it has two speed settings – 1,410 steps in 30 minutes (or 47 steps per minute) and 1,650 steps in 30 minutes (or 55 steps per minute).

Use

First, the LegActivator is easy to use. In fact, just plug it in a wall electrical outlet, place your feet on the machine, and finally, set your speed.

Also, you only need to use it for 15 minutes a day.

Finally, you can use it while reading a book, watching TV, or working at a desk.

CONS

Now, the machine's 47-55 steps per minute rate is at the low end of the recommended 47-84 steps per minute range.

2. Soozier

Soozier Seated Electric Leg Exerciser for Seniors - Physiotherapy Equipment Machine While Sitting

Features

portable electric leg exerciser for the elderly

First, the Soozier leg exerciser for the elderly can be controlled both by the touchable LED screen or by the remote controller, making it easy and convenient to use.

Second, this automatic leg exerciser has five adjustable speeds. Simply place your feet on the footrest and select the speed that is comfortable for you and ideal for your needs.

Third, the high-quality steel and ABS plastic frame construction means it will last a long time.

Also, the folding legs lets you use the machine either flat on the ground or with an ergonomic lift.

In addition, the Soozier is 18.25" long, 16" wide, and 5.25" high.

Furthermore, it uses 20 watts.

Finally, the rubber foot pads provide added stability and safety.

Use

Because it is quiet and portable, the Soozier leg exerciser for seniors can be used anywhere.

Also, its compact size makes it ideal to use at home or at the office.

Finally, simply plug the machine into an electric outlet, place your feet on the footrest, and select your speed.

PROS

First, this motorized leg exerciser offers five speeds. As a result, you can choose the speed you are most comfortable with.

Second, remote controller allows you to control machine while sitting and using the machine.

Also, platform's touchable LED panel allows you to control machine.

In addition, folding legs, in the front, gives you an ergonomic lift.

CONS

Regrettably, speed range is not provided.

3. Happylegs Blue

Happylegs Blue - The Seated Walking Machine - The Best Passive Leg Exerciser Worldwide

Features

seated walking machine leg exerciser for seniors

First, the Happylegs blue passive leg exerciser for seniors has three adjustable speeds: slow with 3,120 movements per hour or 52 steps per minute, gentle with 3,960 movements per hour or 66 steps per minute, and steady with 5,040 movements per hour or 84 steps per minute.

Second, it is designed with ERGO-THERAPY in mind. Therefore, its movements are precise, continuous and without vibrations while keeping your legs moving continuously.

Third, it is 17.3" long, 13" wide, and 3.5" high.

Also, it can be used by anyone weighing between 308 to 330 pounds.

Finally, the seated passive exerciser comes with a 5-year warranty.

Use

First, the Happylegs is easy to use.  Indeed, simply plug in the Happylegs, place your feet on the footrest and select the speed that is comfortable and ideal for your needs, while sitting in your chair.

Second, this automatic leg exerciser can be used with a pacemaker.

Third, it’s recommended as treatment for diabetes, hypertension, overweight, or a sedentary life.

Finally, it’s the only powered leg exercising machine that’s medically proven by doctors’ specializing in vascular health.

PROS

First, this motorized leg exerciser comes with a 5-year warranty.

Also, machine has three speed settings to manage your workout intensity.

In addition, the machine's 52-84 steps per minute rate mostly covers the entire recommended 47-84 steps per minute range.

CONS

Regrettably, a remote controller is not provided. As a result, you have to bend down to manage the machine.

4. LegXercise

LegXercise Automatic Leg Mover

Features

automatic leg mover leg exerciser for seniors

First, the LegXercise automated leg mover uses the patented walking simulator propulsion technology. Moreover, this technique creates constant leg movement, with flex at the knee joints, to mimic natural muscle activity of walking in the convenience of your home or office.

Second, this automatic leg exerciser has two speed setting: 1410 steps and 1650 steps, both in 30-minute intervals.

Third, it has a quiet motor.

Fourth, the electronic foot plates glide forward and backwards. Consequently, individuals are able to exercise their legs comfortably whereas traditional exercise routines can be painful or impossible for some.

Next, it has an ergonomic design making it comfortable to use continuously for hours.

Furthermore, this automatic leg exerciser for seniors lets you use the machine either flat on the ground or with a tilt.

Finally, this motorized leg exerciser is easy to use, and arrives pre-assembled.

Use

Most of all, the LegXercise is easy to use. In fact, simply plug in the LegXercise, place your feet on the footrest and select the most comfortable speed, while you sit comfortably in a chair.

Furthermore, this automatic leg exerciser for the elderly is the perfect solution for anyone who is unable to get the proper amount of movement or exercise.

PROS

Most of all, the folding feet, in the front, allows you to lift the front, which may be more convenient.

CONS

Regrettably, this motorized leg exerciser has only two speed settings available (47 or 55 steps per minute) which is at the low end of the recommended 47-84 steps per minute range.

5. LegXercise MAX

max automatic leg mover leg exerciser for the elderly

Specifications

Dimensions: 16” depth, 18” width, 8.5” height

Differences Between LegXercise MAX and LegXercise

First, the MAX is 23 percent faster than the original LegXercise.

In fact, the MAX does 70 steps per minute.

PROS

First, it has a speed of 70 steps per minute.

Also, this automatic leg exerciser has folding feet, in the front, that allows you to lift the front, which may be more convenient.

6. LegXercise PRO

Differences Between LegXercise PRO and LegXercise

pro automatic leg mover

First, the PRO is 23 percent faster than the original LegXercise.

In fact, the PRO does 70 steps per minute.

Also, it has a faster and more powerful motor which uses 650 mA power supply.

In addition, it has increased range of motion, which means more movement.

Next, this motorized leg exerciser has a step counter to keep track of what you have accomplished.

Furthermore, the feet move back and forth along a concave track creating constant movement and flex at both the knee and ankle joints.

Finally, this automatic leg exerciser has a remote control.

Use

PROS

First, remote controller conveniently allows you to control machine while sitting and using the machine.

Second, feet move back and forth along a concave track creating constant movement and flex at both the knee and ankle joints.

Third, it has a speed of 70 steps per minute.

Finally, step counter helps you keep track of your workout.

Passive Leg Exerciser Buyers Guide

The passive leg exerciser's buyers guide gives you more insight and also helps you compare a passive leg exercising machine's features.

Passive Leg Exerciser's FAQ or Frequently Asked Questions