Best exercises for the 50+ to welcome spring Cleaning and Organizing Exercises (2/3)
This is the second in a three part series highlighting exercises that will get your body ready for spring. This week is for the spring cleaners and organizers. All of that lifting and stooping can cause sore muscles and achy joints. Make sure that when you lift a box use the strength in your legs as opposed to lower back, bend your knees and keep your spine straight.
This exercise will release your lower back and strengthen your hamstrings.
Do the exercise 10 times, take a break and do 10 more.
This exercise will strengthen your mid back which is used for pulling heavy boxes or vases down from a high shelf.
Keep your shoulders relaxed when you do this exercise.
Bird / Dog
This is a great exercise to safely work your balance, which can be an issue if you are up on a step stool when cleaning.
Bird / Dog also helps balance the right and left side of the brain and strength the muscles that support your spine.
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