Strength training tips for seniorsPublished 6:43pm Thursday, November 8, 2012
If you work out at home you’ll probably need to invest in some equipment. While some strength training can be done using your own body weight (like push-ups, sit-ups and leg squats), hand weights, ankle weights, medicine balls, resistance bands or rubber tubing are all great tools for strength training. You can find all these products at sporting goods stores, or online at amazon.com. Cans of soup, water bottles or plastic milk containers filled with water or sand could also be used (like small hand weights) for resistance.
Another great strength training tool you should know about is the Resistance Chair. This is an all-in-one home fitness system that helps senior’s maintain and improve their strength from a safe seated position with minimal risk of injury. To learn more see vqactioncare.com or call 800-585-4920.
Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.