Exercises For Seniors
For those of us heading for the senior years, here is a little secret for building arm and shoulder muscles. Three days a week works well.
Begin by standing outside and behind the house, and, with a 5- lb. potato sack in each hand, extend your arms straight out to your sides and hold them there as long as you can.
After a few weeks, move up to a 10-lb. potato sack and then a 50-lb. potato sack, and finally 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.
Next, start putting a few potatoes in the sacks, but be careful not to overdo it.
This page was last updated July 1, 2003.