Exercise For Seniors

Just came across this exercise suggested for seniors, to build muscle strength in the arms and shoulders. It seems so easy, so I thought I'd pass it on to some of my younger friends. The article suggested doing it three days a week.

  • Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.

  • With a 5-lb. potato sack in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides, and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute, then relax.

  • Each day, you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer.

  • After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb. potato sacks.

  • Then 50-lb. potato sacks, and eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb. potato sack in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute.

  • After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each of the sacks; but be careful.

[ Author Unknown -- from 'Lab Laughs' (LABLaughsClean@topica.com) ]


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