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Stay Strong Stay Healthy Workshop Set

The natural aging process poses challenges for many people. Although we know from listening to the news and our personal experiences, staying active is a key part of maintaining or regaining health. But if you’ve noticed that your strength, flexibility or balance aren’t what they used to be, you might want to consider enrolling in a strength training program offered in the Cottonwood Extension District soon.

“Stay Strong, Stay Healthy” is designed to increase an aging adult’s access to a safe, structured and effective strength training program. For eight weeks, participants learn exercises to improve their strength, flexibility and balance. During each session, a prescribed set of eight upper and lower body strengthening exercises are performed with warm-ups and cool-down stretches. Participants are made comfortable regardless of their current fitness level so they can participate safely and gradually build health-enhancing strength.

The eight-week program is expected to start soon in Great Bend. I will be leading Stay Strong Stay Healthy from Tuesday February 15th to April 7th. We meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th Street. The registration fee for this workshop is $20 and can be paid at the Great Bend office, 3007 10th Street, by Wednesday, February 9. Each participant will be required to complete a pre-assessment before the first lesson. Call me with any questions regarding the “Stay Strong, Stay Healthy” workshop and to arrange your pre-assessment.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Donna Krug is the Family and Consumer Science Officer at K-State Research and Extension – Cottonwood District. Contact her at 620-793-1910 or [email protected]