Thursday, December 16, 2010

Some Resources for Fit in 10

The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service has produced a series of workout DVD’s, handouts, and postures. LaVona S. Traywick, professor of gerontology, is largely responsible for the information. Even though these are aimed at those of us over 50, I feel they include good information for all ages.

It is important to continue your normal exercise program during the holiday season. It will not only help keep your from gaining weight during this time, it will help with the stress that often comes with the season.

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Increasing Physical Activity as We Age: Exercise Recommendations (FSFCS30 pdf)

The hardest part of exercising for many is getting started, but when you think about fitness goals in 10-minute segments, it doesn’t seem as daunting.

Increasing Physical Activity as We Age: Fit in Ten (volunteer leader training guide, pdf)

Fact Sheets Handouts (many with diagrams of the exercises):

Increasing Physical Activity as We Age: Balance (FSFCS31 pdf)

Increasing Physical Activity as We Age: Endurance (FSFCS32 pdf)

Increasing Physical Activity as We Age: Strength Training (FSFCS33 pdf)

Increasing Physical Activity as We Age: Stretching (FSFCS34 pdf)

Increasing Physical Activity as We Age: Strength Training with Stretch Tubes (FSFCS36 pdf)

Poster Stretch it Out: Strength Training with Stretch Tubes (pdf)

Theses must be ordered, not available for free:

Hit the Floor: Strength Training on an Exercise Mat (poster, MP493, $3)

Get on the Ball: Strength Training with a Stability Ball (poster MP494, $3)

Fit in 10 DVD Video (DVDFCS10, $10)

1 comment:

Kristina said...

Great post! Everyone needs a good workout program this season. Yes, the hardest part is when you begin.