The Fitness Fixer
The Fitness Fixer

Fast Fitness - Easy Handstand

Here is Fast Friday Fitness - if you have been afraid to try a handstand, here is a quick easy way to have success. You will strengthen your hands, wrist, arms, shoulders, upper body, and core, practice balance, and get blood circulating.

  1. Crouch down near a wall (avoid slippery floor)
  2. Put one foot high up on the wall
  3. Lift up the other foot

To add a nice stretch on the hamstrings,
lift one leg away from the wall into a wide split position in the air, as below.

If you have uncontrolled glaucoma or high blood pressure, ask your care providers first.

Demonstration and photos by reader David at
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Dr. Bookspan is an award-winning scientist whose goal is to make exercise easier and healthier.