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Silver Sneakers program offers fitness in the new year in Carthage – panolawatchman.com

Posted: December 26, 2020 at 9:52 am


Central Baptist Church Activity Center is the location of a unique fitness program for seniors. It is called Silver Sneakers and is nationally acclaimed as worth your time and energy.

Their moto is Be healthy, be independent!

The program is basically a strength, balance and flexibility program. About one half of the exercises are done in the chair. Regular fitness and a good diet offer an extension to ones life and general good mental health. Being physically active and eating right can help in many ways such as:

Enhance feelings of well-being and self-confidence

This group exercise program offers invigorating personalized workouts to help you stay on track toward your health and fitness goals. The muscular strength and range of movement program at Central is a core class for total body conditioning where you will use resistance tools and work at your own pace. It improves overall strength, flexibility, posture, breathing and balance.

Strength training is a safe and effective tool for older adults. It can increase muscle strength, maintain bone integrity, and improve balance, coordination and mobility. It also helps arthritis, osteoporosis and back pain. An increase in muscle building helps one to manage daily activities around the home. Increasing ones flexibility and joint range of motion allows for greater movement and reduces pain of the joints, making it easier to perform daily activities of independent living.

Before joining any class please ask the advice of your personal physician about your abilities.

Come and join the enthusiastic group at Central Baptist Activity Center each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. You are required to wear a mask as you enter and exit the building. During exercise, we social distance plus since we have the whole gym, you may remove your mask to exercise.

The class is about 45 minutes long. There is no out-of-pocket expense. The program will open on Jan. 4, 2021 for the New Year.

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