UI Extension, Idaho County meets the health and wellness needs of the community by offering programs for all ages. We specialize in:
Eat Smart Idaho
Eat Smart Idaho provides nutrition and physical activity education for low-income Idahoans. Eat Smart Idaho helps adults and families learn the basics of healthy eating, smart shopping, food safety, quick meal preparation, management of limited grocery dollars and increased levels of physical activity.
Kick Your Bootcamp
Summer session classes are offered outside, twice a week from June thru September. A fall/winter session is held at the The Gym, Grangeville from October thru March.
Any member of the community (ages 15 and older) can participate for a minimal fee.
The program begins and ends with a fitness assessment of each participant in the following areas: age, weight, height, recovery heart rate, body circumference measurements, body fat percentage, muscular endurance, muscular strength and vertical jump.
Classes include nutritional education and exercises focused on cardiovascular endurance, core strength, agility and movement speed, balance and flexibility, muscular strength and muscular endurance.
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Metabolism & Me
This program educates citizens on the metabolic system and how it helps in weight management to improve overall health.
Metabolism is the body system that converts food calories to energy needed to sustain life and perform various tasks.
There are lifestyle changes that can be made and nutritional guidelines to follow to improve overall metabolism and increase metabolic rate. By increasing metabolic rate, this will not only burn calories at a higher rate, but also decrease blood pressure and risk of heart disease and diabetes.
PICH (Partners Inspiring Community Health) Extreme Adventure Club
Our mission is to promote health and wellness within the community through various educational events, programs and presentations. Extreme Adventure Club is offering 1-2 lifetime activity events per month to all youth (ages 8-18) FREE OF CHARGE. Pre-registration (two weeks) required. Max. 20 participants per event. Contact UI Extension, Idaho County for up-to-date programming and information.
Taking Control of Your Cholesterol: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Topics covered include:
- why cholesterol matters
- what can/cannot be controlled
- how cholesterol can cause heart disease
- heart disease risk factors
- total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and triglyceride numbers and corresponding categories
- treating high cholesterol (lowering LDL) and increasing healthy fats (raising HDL)
- understanding food labels
- 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines
This class is offered annually and by appointment.
Personal Fitness, Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyles Consultations
Personal and practical fitness, health and nutrition advice offered by appointment. Contact us or 208-983-2667 to make an appointment, or meet in the office or The Gym.