Re: Exercise for seniors
- Just rcvd this msg on exercise's suggested for
seniors, to build muscle strength in the arms and
It seems so easy, so I thought I'd pass it on to
some of u 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
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
After you feel confident at that level, put a potato
in each of the sacks, but be careful.
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this is a WONDERFUL exercise. i worked my way up to the 50 pound sack in one
putting that potato inside the sack was what did me in. :O)
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