The Sauk County Health Department will be offering the StrongBodies Program, a 12-week program for middle-aged and older adults. The department is offering two class opportunities on Tuesdays and Thursdays from either 9:00am to 10:00am or 10:00am to 11:00am, beginning on May 23rd at the West Square Building in Baraboo.

The series will be led by Cassidy Walsh who is the health educator for the Sauk County Health Department, and an experienced weight lifter/trainer. She has been personally weight lifting for 15 years and has trained weight lifters for 7 years.

The StrongWomen Program was developed by Miriam Nelson, PhD, an associate professor at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. The StrongWomen Program is based upon years of research on how strength training and proper nutrition improves the health of adults of all ages. The StrongBodies program is a new program that incorporates both men and women, and still offers all the same health benefits as StrongWomen.

“Strength training 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.

For more information on the StrongBodies Program beginning soon in Baraboo, please contact:
Cassidy Walsh
Health Educator
Sauk County Health Department
505 Broadway
Baraboo, WI 53913
(608) 355-3290
cwalsh@co.sauk.wi.us

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