Fitness for Seniors
I came across this exercise, suggested for seniors, to build
muscle strength in the arms and shoulders. It seems easy,
so I thought I'd pass it on. The article suggests trying to
do the exercise three days a week.
Begin by standing on a comfortable surface where you have
plenty of room on each side of your body.
With a five-pound potato sack in each hand, extend your arms
straight out from each side, and hold them there as long as you
can. Try to reach a full minute, then put down your arms and
relax. Each day you'll find that you can hold this position just
a bit longer.
After a couple of weeks, move up to ten-pound sacks. Next,
move up to 50-pound sacks, and eventually try to get to 100-
pound sacks in each hand, while holding your arms straight
for more than a full minute.
Once you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each of