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IMPORTANCE OF EXERCISE FOR SENIORS

Recent studies have again restated that the new emphasis on exercise and diet is not just a passing fad.  The many benefits to exercise are not questioned for the mainstream population, but focus needs to extend toward the population that includes the upcoming 'old middle-age' group of baby boomers that is now reaching maturity.

As cited in "Get Moving Seniors-Age Is No Excuse". U.S. News and World Report 12 November 2007, approximately 40% of men and women over the age of 70 reports that they do not perform any type of exercise at all. Seniors must become educated about the correlation between health and independent living, especially as we reach and pass the 70-year mark.

Benefits to exercise are not only limited to improved balance, and fall prevention, but also extend to good cardiovascular health, an improved sense of well-being and control over life's many obstacles. In addition, other benefits of exercise include increased bone density, flexibility and continued sharpness of the mind. Exercise has been proven to decrease the risk of dementia and the natural dulling of the mind commonly experienced by elders.

Aerobic exercise is not beyond the capabilities of those over 65 either. Running, walking, swimming and other forms of cardiovascular activities are very beneficial. Maintaining an increased heart rate for at least 45 minutes 4-5 days a week reaps rewards that are frequently overlooked. Blood sugar levels remain in check, cholesterol levels generally drop, and fat levels decrease as metabolism is increased.

It is never too late to begin an exercise program. As always, consult your physician first before starting any new program or diet, he or she may have additional resources or information to help you.  The senior center offers Silver Sneakers exercise classes on Tuesday & Thursday at 10-10:45am.

Contact the Senior Center for more information about our exercise programs.  There is too much to lose by not moving and getting started on your own personal fitness plan. So get out there, start exercising, and have the time of your life.


EXERCISE AT THE CENTER


SILVERSNEAKERS EXERCISE CLASS

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CLASSES FOR SENIORS

The Oxford Area Senior Center has contracted with Healthways Health Support, LLC to be a host site for their Fitness Program.

Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program is a comprehensive older adults physical activities program that addresses the needs of the 65+ year old population. Muscular Strength & Range of Movement is the core class of this Program and the focus of this creative multi-level conditioning exercise class.

The Program is normally offered to seniors who contract with Blue Cross for their health coverage. However, due to our large membership base and the number of seniors participating at our Center, we are allowed to offer this beneficial program to our participants who don't have Blue Cross.

Senior Center membership is not required for individuals 60 and older to participate in the Silver Sneakers class. There is no cost other than a commitment to good health and well being. Stop in with your friends and try an exercise session and begin a healthier you.

The name of the game
is "stay healthy"

Spring is here - time to get in shape.

ZUMBA fitness classes have began at the
Oxford Area Senior Center

ADULTS OF ALL AGES WELCOME!!!

Classes will be every

Tuesday
&
Thursday
4:30-5:15 pm   4:30-5:15 pm

Just $3 a class!

Bring a friend or 2 or 3!

Kim Malone, Certified Zumba Instructor

For more information, call Kim @ 610-620-4676
or Jim McLeod @ 610-932-5244.

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Chair exercise program the promotes flexibility, strength, balance, coordination and circulation for the body. It is here at the Center.

Wear comfortable clothing. If you have any questions or would like more information about the class, please call the center at 610-932-5244.

Day: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 10:00 - 10:45 am
Place: Oxford Area Senior Center
Cost: No fee
Instructor: Barbara McAdams
Everyone is invited to attend.

Senior Center membership is not required for individuals 60 and older to participate in the SilverSneakers Exercise programs. There is no cost to participate.

 


Practice Tai Chi

for fitness and health

Improve health & well being
Improve balance & strength
Improve concentration
Lower blood pressure
Relieve stress & anxiety

Practice group meets Tuesdays 11am-11:30am
Cost is only $5.00 per session

Barbara McAdams
ATCQA Certified Instructor

 

NEW PROGRAM
“Gentle Stretching”

With Barbara McAdams

Monday & Friday
11:15 am - 11:45 am


 

 


Join the Oxford Area Senior Center
Walking Group, Sole Mates

Join us for some healthy outdoor exercise.  The group will split up into those who want to take a brisk walk and those that go at a leisurely pace, so you can choose what is best for you.

We will walk every Wednesday at 9:00 am (weather permitting). Meet us in the Auditorium Room at the Center. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

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