Do the things you routinely lift -- from milk to your grandkids -- feel heavier than they used to? Try bicep curls. These won't add bulky muscle to your frame, but you'll notice that carrying your groceries into the house gets a little easier.
Begin in a standing position with your feet a shoulder's width apart.
- Place the middle of the resistance band under your feet and hold one end of the band tightly in each hand.
- Let your arms fall to your sides.
- Beginning one arm at a time, slowly and gently bend at the elbow (keep your wrist straight) and lift your hand toward your shoulder.
- Slowly unbend that arm.
- Repeat with the other arm.