Tips To Stay Young
- After age 50, you lose 1 -2% of muscle strength per year. After 60, you lose 3% a year, which comes out to about 4.5 pounds of muscle strength a year.
- Your legs get weaker three years before your arms start becoming weak and that's why you'll notice it's becoming difficult to walk like you used to.
- Your bicep muscles in your arms help you lift stuff and your triceps help you push up to a stand.
- Not all the muscles that are important to move your arms are located in your arms: your latissimus dorsi (located in your back) pulls your shoulders back and your arms to your sides.)
You don't have to let nature take it course. With Functional Fitness, one day longer is one day stronger! Fight Back with this Functional Fitness move...
- Arm and Leg Strengthen and Stretch
- Suzanne Andrews Functional Fitness Tip
- Functional Fitness Challenge
Too Easy? Hold a dumbbell. Start with 1 lb and workout your way up in increments of 1 lb per week as tolerated until you've reached 5 lbs. Bonus! This move will also increase your bone strength and is osteoporosis safe. 54 million people over the age of 50 have thinning bones (Osteoporosis)!
Suzanne Andrews founded Functional Fitness in 2008, the most popular fitness series for boomers and seniors broadcasting on over 159 Public Television stations throughout the US and Canada. Read Suzanne’s inspiring comeback story of how she survived a near fatal accident, From Deaths Door to Producing a National Fitness Series. Feel free to send Suzanne a message here.