How Strong Are you?
Strength plays a crucial role in aging. While you may not always be thinking about how strong you are, you may want to start building your strength.
Many daily tasks require a good amount of strength. Gardening, shoveling, yard work, vacuuming, all require some form of physical activity.These seemingly simple tasks can get more difficult to perform as we age. But that doesn't have to be the case. We can maintain our vitality and energy by keeping our body strong. Below are a few questions that will help put your strength to the test.
How many push-ups can you do?
How long can you plank?
Can you do pull-ups?
How many sit-ups can you do?
How much weight can you carry in both hands while walking across the room? (Also known as Farmer's carry).
If you want to build strength (and you should) start slow with a few push-ups for example, 30 second planks, 10 sit-ups, etc. Make sure you have good form. Work on building every week. You will get stronger and stronger and before you know it you will have great strength to help you with everyday activities and so much more.