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.


SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD
51-55, M
5 Responses Nov 7, 2007

This is one of my favorites, thanks for all the good comments!

Don't know who you are but you made me laugh because I just loved it!!! Right up my ally.. Have to send you a gift or something!!!

That's good. I have some elderly family members that will love that.

For some reason I found that hysterical.

that was good