- AARP - http://blog.aarp.org -

How to Get Your Arms in Shape for Summer? Push-ups!

Fit ArmsIt seems the older I get the more difficult it is to get certain body parts back in shape. This is especially true of my arms.

But, here’s the good news: I have found an easy way to make arms strong and lean again in a few minutes a day: I do push-ups.

Even if you’re already engaged in a regular exercise program (and I hope you are), you should give serious consideration to adding push-ups to your routine.  There’s no doubt that in addition to working out with free weights, our fit first lady Michelle Obama does push-ups to get her gorgeous biceps.

There are so many good reasons to do push-ups every day, but here are my top five:

 

Are you ready to get your arms in shape for summer . . . and for life?  Take a look at this short video on how to do push-ups from the Best of Everything After 50 series for the AARP YouTube Channel. Your arms may soon be ready for just about anything.

Until next time, remember this: We can’t control getting older . . . but . . . we can control how we do it.

For more tips on living your best life check out The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts’ Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More and www.bestofeverythingafter50.com. I am on  Facebook and Twitter at @BGrufferman.

Photo: iStock