Free Zoom series on staying active throughout aging
Many are finding limited opportunities to socialize and exercise outside the home due to COVID-19. It is a particularly difficult time to avoid a sedentary lifestyle. In a matter
of weeks, particularly in older adults, muscles can become weak, weight is gained, and aches and pains can begin to set in leading to further immobility.
The “Staying Active as We Age” Zoom series addresses both physical and emotional challenges older adults are currently facing. You will enjoy educational content and safe and easy workouts that can be done in as little as 30 minutes a day from the comfort of your own home. A new video will be introduced each week to increase both physical and mental well-being. Increase ease of movement, endurance, and strength while practicing everyday movements in a gentle way.
Week 1: Learn about depression and how it is related to falls prevention. Participate in a gentle workout designed to facilitate deep breathing, stretching, and rejuvenation based on ancient Chinese exercises.
Week 2: Learn about Fall Risk factors and conduct your personal Fall Risk assessment using the National Council on Aging’s Falls Free Checkup Tool. Participate in a gentle yoga workout and balance exercises to increase stability.
Week 3: Learn about heart health and why it is important. Participate in fun, standing movements to increase endurance and agility.
Week 4: Learn about the importance of weight training for strength and bone health. Participate in strength enhancing exercises based on movements you perform each day.
This free series will be offered via Zoom Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 and 12 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. To register, please go to http://www.supportsierranevada.org/stayingactive or call 530-477-9700.
“Staying Active as We Age” is being offered by the Falls Prevention Coalition, a program of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation as part of the SNMH wellness program sponsored by BriarPatch Food Co-op.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
Submit your photos to The Union’s “Nevada County Captures” page to be published in our print and online editions.