Thursday, January 20, 2011

Exercises for People over 50

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

With a 5-lb. potato bag 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 and then relax.

Each day you'll find you can hold this position for just a bit longer. After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb. potato bag. Then try 50-lb. potato bag and eventually 100-lb. potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute. (I'm at this level.)

After you feel confident at this level, put a potato in each bag.


Jennifer said...

As I'm reading I'm thinking where on earth are you shopping that you can buy a 50 or 100# bag of potatoes. That was too cute!

Mari said...

Too funny!

Anonymous said... got me...LOL!

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Nancy said...

Good one!!! that was cute

Anonymous said...

Dear, so cute! Hugs ♥ Teri

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a great idea. We need all the help we can get as we get older. I keep a couple of weights (pink of course) tucked under the edge of my coffee table. No one can see them and I can do what you suggest while I watch TV in the mornings.