Friday, May 04, 2007

Let's exercise!
From my inbox:
I just came across this exercise suggested for active adults to build muscle strength in the shoulders. It seems so easy, so I thought I'd pass it on post it on my blog. The article suggested doing it three days a week. And even though you may not be an active adult, I still recommend you try this!

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, 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 50-lb potato sacks, 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.

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