As we age our body strength decreases and our balance can suffer in the process. Exercises using small hand weights are an excellent way to rebuild muscle mass – and this is effective at any age even for those in their 90’s. Consult your physician before beginning an exercise program. He or she may also prescribe a physical therapy consultation which would allow a professional to evaluate your strength and suggest recommended exercises. You’ll be surprised the difference this type of exercise will make in just a few weeks. Carrying grocery bags and lifting laundry baskets will be easier.