Who: Parkway Center
What: Volunteer Class Leaders 55+ Needed for StayYoung StrongBones Exercise Program
When: Thursday, March 14, 2019, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.
Details: The Parkway Center is hosting a training class for volunteer class leaders of the
StayYoung StrongBones Exercise program. The training was developed at Tufts
University by Dr. Miriam Nelson and is custom designed to address specific age-related
problems, health, wellness, and vibrant aging. The classes include strength
training and mild slowly conducted exercises.
Volunteers looking to be trained and lead a class need to have the ability to lead mild
exercises, speak loudly, and be dependable. This is a great way to spend some free
time helping fellow peers stay healthy.
Strength training has been shown to reduce the signs and symptoms of many diseases and chronic conditions in the following ways:
- Arthritis- reduces pain, stiffness and increases strength and flexibility
- Diabetes- improves glucose control.
- Osteoporosis- builds bone density, improves balance, and reduces the risk of falls.
- Heart Disease- reduces cardiovascular risk by improving lipid profile and overall fitness.
- Obesity- increases metabolism which helps burn more calories and helps long term weight control.
- Back Pain- strengthens back and abdominal muscles to reduce stress on the spine.
For more information contact the Parkway Center at 315-223-3973 x 114.