A strength training program adapted from the StrongWomen™ Program.
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Community Memorial Hospital
St. James Catholic Church
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Health & Well-Being Extension Educator
• progressive resistance training
• balance training
• flexibility exercises
Classes typically have eight to twelve participants and last approximately 60-75 minutes. Classes meet twice per week for 10-12 week sessions. Typically, several sessions are offered at each site throughout the year.
• Warm-up: walking, marching, or light calisthenics, e.g., toe touches
• Resistance Training: work all of the major muscle groups, utilizing a combination of dumbbells, adjustable ankle weights, and body weight
• Cool-down: upper and lower flexibility exercises
• Nutrition discussion during cool-down
The benefits of strength training have been studied extensively and include:
• Increased muscle mass and strength
• Improved bone density and reduced risk for osteoporosis and related fractures
• Reduced risk for diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, depression, and obesity
• Improved self-confidence, sleep and vitality
If you would like to start a StrongBodies: Be Strong Stay Strong program at your facility, please contact Jen Whitty, Waukesha County UW-Extension Health & Well-Being Educator at 262-548-7789.
StrongBodies: Be Strong Stay Strong is a strength training program for anyone desiring to slow down the bone and muscle loss process. StrongBodies: Be Strong Stay Strong is offered to various age groups and genders including seniors and women.
Be Strong Stay Strong is founded on the StrongWomen™ Strength Training Program based out of Tufts University which grew out of research published by Dr. Miriam E. Nelson on bone density in older adults, which became popular through her first book, Strong Women Stay Young. The program began in 2003 with the development of the StrongWomen Strength Training Program curriculum and StrongWomen workshops, which train women to become program leaders.
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