Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Exercise for Older Adults

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, and 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 try 50-lb potato sacks and then 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. (I'm at this level!!)

After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each of the sacks.

1 comment:

Tiger2 said...

Dear Dennis,
Your post is beyond the understanding of those under fifty. It has inspired me however. I hope to get to your level a a couple of days, and who knows, maybe I'll try adding the potato by Monday. I have also determined to start my newest diet tommorow morning. Keep up the encouragement and all that "glass half full" talk. We all appreciate it. Virgil