“Stay Strong, Stay Healthy” program in St. John will start their third session on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m.

Our bodies are made for activity, but modern conveniences have caused us to become more inactive. Physical inactivity can place our health at risk for many chronic diseases.

Here’s the good news! We have something fun planned to get you up and moving! Back by popular demand, the “Stay Strong, Stay Healthy” program in St. John will start their third session on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. This program is free of charge, but pre-registration is required.

This eight-week weight resistance program is designed for older adults and can help you get started on the road to better health. The Stay Strong, Stay Healthy program is built on simple, strength building exercises that will improve balance, health, and state of mind. No, it’s not strenuous weight-lifting; you’ll start at a level that’s right for you. No one is too inactive to participate. Each class will begin and end with a 10 minute warm up, and all exercises include the use of a chair or wall for balance. Building strength promotes quality of life and independence; especially for adults over 50.

Participants will meet for 1 hour, Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning September 9th , from 10-11 a.m. for a six week period or longer if requested. Participants are not required to attend all sessions, but as many as their schedule allows.

The program is based on the research of Dr. Mariam Nelson, Tufts University and has been used by countless individuals of all ages, and in many settings. Instruction is provided by K-State Research & Extension, Stafford County Extension Agent, Amy Collins. For more details, please call the Extension Office at 549-3502 or email acollins@ksu.edu

Amy Collins is the K-State Research & Extension, Stafford County Extension Agent. Her email is acollins@ksu.edu