Over 60? Test your lower body strength. Functional strength is paramount as we age, especially over the age of 60. For mature adults to maintain independence, lower body strength is needed for carrying groceries, doing laundry, carrying things up and down stairs, getting up and down off the floor, etc. But how can you tell how well you are doing as compared to your same age peers?

The Senior Fitness Test can help give you an accurate snapshot of where exactly you stand. In this video, we will do a simple Sit-Stand Chair test for 30 seconds and then compare your score to others your age. You will then be able to determine whether you are “average, below average” or “above average” in lower leg strength as compared to your peers. Armed with numerical data, you can then decide if you are doing enough or if you need to increase your strengthening program.

You may also be interested in our new project currently in development. We are working on a new membership dedicated to “successful aging” for those over 50, Live Well 50. Check out this link to learn more https://mailchi.mp/integrativephysica… Cheers!

Ed Deboo, PT

Physical Therapy Bellingham