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Good Exercise for Seniors

I came across this exercise suggested for seniors to build muscle strength in the arms and shoulders. It seems so easy, so I thought I would pass it on. 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 five pound 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 a 10lb potato sack. Then 50lb potato sacks and then eventually try to get where you can lift a 100lb potato sack in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute.

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

Helen Ducker