MU Extension Strength Training Program Starts Soon

by Jim Meyer County Engagement Specialist in Nutrition and Health

As we age, we tend to lose muscle mass. One of the best ways to stay healthy and keep our independence as we age is to stay active and maintain our muscle strength. Stay Strong, Stay Healthy is an eight-week, evidence-based strength training program designed for older adults who want to improve their quality of life and stay active. The exercises are easy to learn, safe and effective. No need to wear special clothes – just comfortable, loose-fitting pants and shirt, along with sturdy, closed-toe walking shoes. The program includes the use of ankle and hand weights, which are provided while in class. A trained instructor will help you learn and do these exercises safely.
The program starts January 27, 2020. It will be held in the basement of the courthouse in New London from 5 – 6 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. The cost for the program is $50. Registration for the program can be done online at https://extension2.missouri.edu/events/stay-strong-stay-healthy-level-1-ralls-county-courthouse . The deadline to register is January 22, 2020. Space is limited to 15 participants.
For more information about the program, please contact Jim Meyer at the University of Missouri Extension office at 573-985-3911.