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
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