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Stay Strong, Stay Healthy- Greene County (Session 11 of 11)
Monday, May 13, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Greene County Extension Center inside the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
2400 S. Scenic Ave, Springfield MO map...
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, and increases flexibility in middle-aged and older adults and can lead to a healthier, more active lifestyle.
Participants will do warm-up exercises for about 5 minutes. They will do 8 simple strengthening exercises that can be done with or without weights. Cool down stretches will be done at the end of the session. Fitness post-assessments will be conducted.
Pre-registration by Wednesday February 27 is required. Please call the Greene County Extension office at 417-881-8909 to register.