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  Muscle-strengthening Activity

Try some of these activities a couple of days a week:

  • Lifting weights
  • Working with resistance bands (long, wide rubber strips that stretch)
  • Push-ups on the floor or against the wall
  • Sit-ups


  • Some people like resistance bands because they find them easy to use and put away when they are done. Others prefer weights; you can use common grocery items, such as bags of rice, vegetable or soup cans, or bottled water.
  • All individuals should receive professional instruction in proper resistance exercise posture and techniques.
  • Overloading yourself excessively might lead to muscle failure and injuries.
  • Terminate exercise immediately and seek prompt medical care if feeling unwell during exercise.