Strongwomen – Strong Bones will be offered again in Merrill
The Strong Woman Program was developed by Miriam Nelson, Ph.D., an associate professor at the Freidman School of Nutrition Science and Police at Tufts University. Studies at Tufts University have shown that one of the best ways to keep muscles healthy and strong is through exercise called strength training—sometimes known as weight lifting or resistance training.
The Strongwomen-Strong Bones Program includes progressive weight training, flexibility and balance activities. These exercises are safe and effective for women and men of all ages, including those who are not in perfect health. People with health concerns such as arthritis, heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity and back pain often benefit the most from an exercise program that includes lifting weights a few times each week. Strong Bones classes meet for 1 hour twice a week for 10 weeks.
Research shows that a program of strength training: Improves bone density, reduces falls, improves flexibility and increases strength.
Strong Women programs are offered through a partnership between Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center and UW-Extension. Classes will be held at Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center in the Menard Center (601 S. Center Ave., Merrill) beginning the week of March 18. Openings are available 1—2 p.m. on Mondays and Thursday; 5:30—6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursday; and 9:15—10:15 a.m. Wednesday and Friday. Contact Amanda Kostman at the Lincoln County UW-Extension Office at 715-539-1080 for registration information.
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