Bellingham Athletic Club

Muscle-Strengthening for Active Aging

Need some ideas for muscle-strengthening?

  • Strengthening exercises using exercise bands, weight machines, or hand-
    held weights.
  • Body-weight exercises (push-ups, pull-ups, planks, squats, lunges)
  • Digging, lifting, and carrying as part of gardening
  • Carrying groceries
  • Some Yoga postures
  • Some forms of Tai Chi

*US Dept. of Health and Human Services Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans 2nd edition