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Health and Wellness

As we age Health and Wellness is important to be able to care for ourselves and insure our independence.  They say to grow old gracefully, but they don't talk about aging strong.  Let's grow older and stronger.   Become the best version of yourself.  Meeting up with neighbors and friends is a great way to achieve your goals while helping support others reach theirs.  Anything written on this page was found on the internet and for information only.  Consult a physician if you have questions or concerns about any medical condition you may have.

Move Your Body:

M-W-F 9:00 AM

Walk Aerobics and Chair Exercise 

Walk aerobic to a DVD for 1.5 miles (21 minutes) where we move our arms and legs to the beat.  You may also just walk around the tables if you prefer.  Next, we do a 20-minute chair exercise video that moves all of the muscles and makes you feel more flexible.

T-T-Sat 9:00 AM

Chair Strength

Chair Exercise for 20 minutes and Chair Strength for 30 minutes.

This class is so awesome for full body strength using resistance bands.  If you want to remain strong or get stronger this class is for you.   

Strength training can benefit older adults by:

  • Increasing bone density. When you strength train, you’re putting stress on your bones from the movement and force patterns, which leads bone-forming cells to jump to work.

  • Increasing muscle mass. More muscle means more strength, better balance, and an increased metabolism.

  • Enabling better balance and functionality.

  • Improving body composition.

  • Improving quality of life.

Wed at 6:00 PM

Healthy Eating and Weight loss

Healthy eating doesn't mean giving up your favorite foods.   Explore new healthy great tasting foods that will enhance your overall health.  We will share recipes and information to help support each other's goals.  Bringing healthy snacks is not required but helps to get the conversation going. 

Food for Thought:

Vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, carrots, asparagus, zucchini, sweet potatoes, etc.

 

Fruits: apples, oranges, berries, grapes, cherries, grapefruit, etc.

 

Proteins: chicken, fish, beef, tofu, eggs, etc.

 

Healthy fat sources: egg yolks, avocados, nuts, seeds, olive oil, unsweetened yogurt, etc.

 

Complex carb sources: beans, quinoa, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, brown rice, etc.

 

Unsweetened beverages: water, sparkling water, unsweetened coffee, and tea

Sugar:

According to the American Heart Association Men should eat no more than 150 calories a day which is 9 teaspoons of sugar, and women should eat no more than 100 calories a day which is six teaspoons.

To put it in perspective a 12 oz can of soda has 8 teaspoons of added sugar.   The average person consumed an average of 17.89 teaspoons of sugar per day in 2008 which is 60 pounds of sugar per year.

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903-423-5565

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