Livingston HealthCare’s Jessica Wilcox, MS, RD, LN; Berit Hansen,
Exercise Physiologist, BS; and Kieran McClenahan, Physical Therapist will
be joining Mary Anne Keyes of MSU Park County Extension Office to offer
a Strong People, Strong Bones strength training program at Livingston
HealthCare. The program is appropriate for both sedentary and very active adults.
There are still spots available for the class. An information session will
be held on September 27 from 2:30–3:30 PM at Livingston HealthCare
in the main conference rooms. The total cost for the class will be $20.00.
Weights will be provided. Following the first session, the class will
be held every Wednesday and Friday from 2:30–3:30 PM for eight weeks,
starting October 4 and ending November 17.
The Strong People Program was developed by Miriam Nelson, PhD, an associate
professor of nutrition science at Tufts University. The Strong People
program is based upon years of research on how strength training and proper
nutrition improve the health of people of all ages. Research has shown
strength training benefits to include arthritis relief, restoration of
balance and reduction of falls, strengthening of bone, proper weight maintenance,
improved glucose control, healthy state of mind, sleep improvement, and
healthier heart tissue.
Research has been shown strength training benefits to be:
- Arthritis relief
- Restoration of balance and reduction of falls
- Strengthening of bone
- Proper weight maintenance
- Improved glucose control
- Healthy state of mind
- Sleep improvement
- Healthy heart tissue
For more information about the class, please contact Mary Anne Keyes at
the MSU Park County Extension Office (222-4156) or Jessie Wilcox at Livingston