Vascular Disease Awareness Week 2013 takes place this year between the 11th and 17th of March. The week aims to highlight the importance of looking after your legs and make sure occurrences of vascular diseases, one of the UK’s largest killers, are minimised.

With the aim of Vascular Disease Awareness Week in mind, it’s important to remember how Quingo mobility scooters can help those who have experienced problems with their legs and are stuck at home. Exercise is key wherever possible to maintain a healthy lifestyle but longer trips for some can become difficult. In these circumstances a Quingo is a good option to get you out of the house to make those essential trips to the shops or visit relatives and friends. It will keep you active and keep you connected to your community.

However, when deciding which scooter to purchase, it is important for mobility scooter users to source the safest, most comfortable and most suitable scooter for their needs.

Although most mobility scooters can have advantages for people suffering from problems with their legs, it’s worth noting that the Quingo five wheeled mobility scooters offer significantly greater leg room than their three or four wheel counterparts: in most cases up to 80% more foot area. This ensures that Quingo drivers experience the best anatomical driving position, improved circulation and crucially, easy access on and off the vehicle.

Additionally, all Quingo scooters offer adaptive floating foot plates. These allow the Quingo user’s legs to be individually adjusted to ensure hips, legs and feet are precisely where they should be for best posture and circulation. These adjustments are vital if you have one stiff leg and more movement in the other. Quingo’s adaptive footplates are also sprung loaded which allows the user to independently exercise ankle joints while on the move. Even moderate exercise while driving a scooter could make all the difference.

For more information about Vascular Disease Awareness Week 2013 visit and to find out how Quingo can change your life, please call 0800 0857 555 and our friendly team will be happy to help.