A while ago I watched a very long youtube video. It's about 1.5 hours, so if you want to have a go at it, you're warned.
This video talks about the need to stay active and keep muscles busy.
TL;DW (Too Long; Didn't Watch) version:Of course, we all know I'm a young god of barely 24 years of age, so I shouldn't focus on puny things like this, but for the somewhat more elderly among the reading and visiting crowd, I do want to write something about this topic.
The video explains about the joy of conveniences and the lack/absence of need to physically do things.
"Alexa, switch on the TV."
"Siri, make me a coffee."
"Hey Google, change the music."
We all know and love them, right?
This will make you old folks sag. Not me of course, see my image above. The young god with the long, wavy hair who laughs at all y'all. 😂
For you (and for me, once I grow up), I dug up a set of 5 exercises to help you get a bit healthier. Having muscles is healthy, you know.
Arm muscles / biceps.For this you will need a few weights. Nothing fancy, even a few bags with some sand will do. As long as you can hold them well.
Hold both weights down, with arms stretched. Lift one hand up to shoulder height. Bring it down. Lift other hand up to shoulder height. Bring it down.
That wasn't too hard to follow, right?
And you can start with any weight that feels comfortable. Don't start with 200 lbs bags.
My weights are 4kg / 8 lbs each and that is fine for me.
Repeat this motion 10 times.
This means each hand goes up and down 10 times.
Use the same weights as before. Arms hang down. Now lift both hands sideways, to shoulder height. Hold for a few seconds. Bring arms down.
Repeat this 10 times. Again, don't go overboard with the weight; 100lbs per hand might still be too much. Even 5 will do at the start.
Work on your chest muscles. Lie down and hold your weights up, elbows resting on the ground. Unlike the silly person in the image, pull up your feet so your soles are flat on the ground and your knees point up:
Now lift both weights and touch them over your chest:
Bring arms down again, elbows on the ground as in the first image of this exercise. Repeat this 10 times. Feel free to use 398lbs bags if you're up to it, but I advise caution and smartness. Prove you have it.
Lie down, knees up, feet flat on the ground. Now lift your delicate hiney, butt, patoot, ass, whatever you have there, and hold this position for 5 seconds.
Lower said body part, wait a moment, and do the lift thing again. Repeat this 10 times. This is excellent for your back and stomach.
Everyone's favourite: the lunge.
Simply stand up straight, take a big step forward and lower the hind leg's knee to almost touch the ground. Go as far as you can, don't kill yourself. Step back. Repeat this 5 to 10 times, whatever you feel like. Then repeat this with the other legs.
For added entertainment, you can hold your 715lbs bags, but again, only if you're so inclined. No bags, empty bags of 2lbs bags is okay as well.
And for the best surprise:
Take the stairs when you can. Don't rely on escalators, lifts or forklifts all the time. Pump your muscles and work your body.
Now go and get even older, and healthier.
🚩 Do take notice that I am not an instructor or a physician. I'm just telling you what I started doing to remain healthy. If you feel uncertain, consult a doctor, your aunt on Facebook or some you actually trust.