As a balance to practicing aerobics (walking, running, cycling, swimming, lince dancing, etc.), there are benefits in maintaining strength at a reasonable level. There are many facilities with equipment and much equipment within private homes that are geared to help .... with some cost involved. Most of the equipment facilitated activity is beneficial, though some advertise more than can be achieved. Strength can be maintained with little or no equipment. The old fashioned push-up still works. Several months ago I decided to reach a level that I could perform 25 push-ups routinely. I started with 10 and did them everyday before dressing. That is at least once a day :-) , but is twice or more on most days as I shower after other activities. I increased the number by 1 every Monday morning. Last week I reached 25. This week 25 feels 'routine.'
Monday, June 15, 2009
A by-product of stength improvement has been being able to perform various yard/garden functions without straining anything. That is, maintining strength permits a higher level of work than could otherwise be performed without adverse consequences. For perspective, I'm currently 72 years old.
Posted by Gene Prescott at 6/15/2009 10:47:00 AM