EXERCISE STRAPS – a way to tone your muscles while watching TV!!

Exercise straps are great for old people and people who travel. They are cheap, easy to use and provide muscle tone; always a problem with seniors.

Exercise bands are available at Amazon. for $8.99 or Wal-Mart for $6.99. See the videos on how to use them on the Amazon site.

Silver Sneakers  has a web site on how to use the bands if you are a senior.

If you are concerned about the safety or health benefits, take a look at: Mayo Clinic suggestions for using resistance bands; or, the University of Arizona Life and Work Connections Department web  page on using resistance bands by seniors complete with pictures and suggestions. They also cite the research on exercise bands if you are really interested.

The bottom line is that it is universally agreed that old people need to do some resistance training if they are going to maintain muscle tone. Resistance bands are an easy way to do this and the bands travel well and don’t take up less space than a t-shirt.

So, if you can’t make it to the gym or are traveling or just want to get rid of a bit of excess flab, try exercise bands.

And, of course, you can sit in front of the TV and stretch the bands all night, much to the dismay of your spouse.