Livingston Healthcare and MSU Park County Extension are offering a Strong People, Strong Bones strength training program at the MSU Park County Extension Office in Livingston. 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 women of all ages. “Strength is a critical factor in living healthier, more active lives. Our research shows that a program of strength training not only improves bone density, but reduces falls, improves arthritis symptoms, and increases flexibility and strength,” states Dr. Nelson. The program is appropriate for both sedentary and very active adults.
Research has 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; and
- Healthy heart tissue.
The classes are offered twice a week for eight weeks, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2-3 pm at the Extension Office, 119 S. 3rd Street in Livingston. The first informational meeting is scheduled for March 25th at 2pm at the Extension Office. If you have any questions about the class, please call the Extension Office at 222-4156.
About Livingston HealthCare:
Livingston HealthCare, in Livingston, Montana, is a not-for-profit, 25-bed critical access hospital with a Level 4 Community Trauma Facility, a multispecialty provider clinic, as well as rehabilitation, and home-based services. Livingston HealthCare is a member of the Billings Clinic system. www.LivingstonHealthCare.org
About MSU Extension:
MSU Extension is a statewide educational outreach network that applies unbiased, research-based university resources to practical needs identified by the people of Montana in their home communities. Serving the four areas of agriculture and natural resources, family and home, community development, youth development, yard and garden and energy, MSU Extension strives to improve the quality of people's lives.