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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Buying Gifts for Hanuka and other Holidays?


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Fitness workouts and presents for otherwise expensive holidays need not be costly. You can buy affordable exercise tools for yourself or for someone who'd appreciate them. Here's a list of can-do and practical stocking stuffers, etc:

A ball to be placed between the knees and lifted up/down repeatedly, then moved side-to-side, with your doctor's approval. Next, you can crouch while repeatedly tossing the ball into a wall without pictures on it. Toss, toss, toss, to strengthen arm and chest muscles.

A simple dowel/stick that's removable from washing mops, dust mops, and brooms. Use the item to "row" as you sit in a chair far from anything other than open space. Be sure to move from your waist, then to sit up straight before you bend again, to strengthen your core.

Hand weights aka full cans of pantry foods. Make sure that the cans weigh the same amount and are the same size. Use them, one per hand, to stretch, to do repeated lifts and forward "punches."

A stretchy strap available in sporting goods shops and physical therapy offices. Use it to repeatedly stretch your arms away from your chest. Next, sit down on a sturdy chair. Wind the strap securely around your thighs, just above your knees. Hold tightly to the ends, one in each hand. Pull the ends away from your body as you repeatedly separate your knees with all your might. You'll feel the tug in your gut and upper legs, a sign that you're strengthening muscle.

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