Saturday, January 12, 2013

"Stay Strong, Stay Healthy" MU Extension Program Offered in Greenfield Starting Feb. 7, Register by Jan. 31

University of Missouri Extension will offer "Stay Strong, Stay Healthy," a 10-week exercise program designed for men and women over age 40, starting Thursday, Feb. 7 at St. Patrick’s Church in Greenfield, Mo.

The classes will begin at 10 a.m. The first class is 90 minutes (to allow time for orientation) and other classes will be 60 minutes. All classes will be on Thursdays from Feb. 7 to April 11.

The program is requires a minimum of 15 registered participants. Registration is required by Thursday, Jan. 31 and the cost to the program is $30 per person or $ 55 per couple. For more information or to enroll, contact the Dade County MU Extension at (417) 637-2112.

The "Stay Strong, Stay Healthy" program was developed by Tufts University and is designed to help middle-aged and older adults improve strength, flexibility, and balance.

According to research conducted by Tufts, strength training improves bone density, can help reduce falls, improves arthritis symptoms, increases flexibility in middle-aged and older adults and can lead to a healthier, more active lifestyle.

“The class is a great way for middle-aged and older adults to begin exercising, or improve their strength, balance and flexibility and can lead to a healthier, more active lifestyle," said Lydia Kaume, a nutrition and health education specialist with University of Missouri Extension and instructor for the class. “The exercises are low-impact/low weight and all the necessary equipment is provided.”


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