How strong are you?
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 downstairs, 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.
What to do next
Your 3-step plan for improving your health, loving your life again, and taking charge of your health!
- Schedule your next Physical Therapy visit with Bellingham’s premier Manual Therapy clinic, Integrative Physical Therapy today!
- Join our Facebook group for healthy aging tips, motivation, and a great online community
- Are you over 50 and ready to Love Your Life Again? Let’s do this | Live Well 50
Any questions? We have answers.
Ed Deboo, PT
Integrative Physical Therapy,