Strength exercises make your body and bones stronger, decrease your risk of falls, lower your risk of injury, help you burn calories efficiently, reduce abdominal fat, improve heart health and blood sugar, improve mobility and flexibility, and improve brain health. While strength exercises can be challenging, consistent effort will make these exercises easier. You may ask someone to supervise or assist you, especially when you’re first getting started.
You can modify the exercises to increase or decrease the difficulty or adjust for your needs, and there are dozens of exercises to build strength without leaving home!
Check with your doctor before starting any new exercise program.
Shoulder Blade Squeeze
15-30 minutes three or more times each week