Regular physical activity is the most important routine you can have to improve, and maintain, a healthy you. Inactivity not only leads to lost muscle tone and breathing problems, but also contributes to feeling tired. It’s not until we fall and aren’t strong enough to get up that we realize all those idle hours have taken their toll.

Hit the rewind button with the NEK Council on Aging’s Fitness Program! From 8:30 AM to 6 PM somewhere in the Northeast Kingdom is a fitness class for you.

Growing Stronger is the NEK Council’s most widespread strength-building program for ages 40 and older. Developed by experts at Tufts University in Boston and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, these one-hour sessions can increase your strength, balance, flexibility, and maintain your independence. They also can help reduce the signs and symptoms of such chronic diseases as arthritis and osteoporosis. Classes are on-going and in all three counties.

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A Matter of Balance is is an award-winning program developed at Boston University. People who develop a fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. Many older adults also experience increased isolation and depression when they limit their interactions with family and friends. In A Matter of Balance, participants:

  • learn to set realistic goals to increase activity
  • change their environment to reduce fall risk factors
  • learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.

A Matter of Balance is a series of eight, 2 ½-hour classes.

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