Bannock County Strong Women Stay Young

Thursday, December 9 2010

Bannock County Extension will be offering Strong Women Stay Young, a six-week exercise program for middle-aged and older women. Classes will begin Jan. 4. The class will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday for six weeks. Registration fees are $15. The series will be led by Audrey C. Liddil, MS.

The Strong Women Stay Young Program was developed by Miriam Nelson, an associate professor at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. The Stronger You Program is based upon years of research on how strength training improves the health of men and 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 increased flexibility and strength,” Nelson said. The program is appropriate for both sedentary and very active women.

More information on Strong Women Stay Young is available from Teri Johnson at (208) 236-7311 at the University of Idaho Extension Bannock County Office at 130 N. 6th Ste. B, Pocatello.