Saturday, November 19, 2011

Take a Seat and Build Up Your Bones!

Do you know which bone breaks the most in people younger than age 75? The wrist! So, next time you watch a movie, strengthen your wrist muscles, and therefore wrist bones with the following exercises.
In addition to injury prevention, strong wrists can help you firmly shake hands, open tight jars, and improve your softball swing! These exercises may also decrease arthritic joint stiffness.
Try 10 repetitions of each of these exercises today! Work up to 3 sets as you become familiar and stronger!
Tennis Ball Squeezes – squeeze the ball or some modeling clay as hard as possible for 5 seconds and release.
Wrist Curls – while seated, place your forearms on your thighs, with wrists hanging off past your knees, palms down, and lift up a wrench or can of beans and lower it back down slowly. You can flip your hands over to repeat the exercise with palms up to curl toward you.
Chinese Hand Ball Exercises – simply roll the balls around in your hand. In addition to increasing strength and circulation in the wrist, hands, and fingers, this exercise also improves dexterity and is great for relaxation!
Chair Lift – while seated at the edge of your chair, place hands at your sides, palms down on the chair, lean forward slightly, and lift your hips off the chair, lower back down slowly.
Begin cautiously, remember to breath, be sure to check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program, and have fun!
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WHAT DO YOU THINK? Tell me in a comment, have you ever broken a bone? Which bone? How did you brake it?

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