Bags of style

Here’s an exercise for people of a certain age. Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.

With a 2-kilo potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute, and then relax.

Each day you’ll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer. After a couple of weeks, move up to 5-kilo potato bags.

Then try 10-kilo bags, 20-kilo bags and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 50-kilo potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute. (I’m at this level.)

After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each bag.

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