The following was submitted for publication by the Visiting Nurse Association:
Start the New Year off right. Learn how to be proactive against the onset of osteoporosis with the help of two-pound weights during a free presentation on January 16, 2013 thanks to a partnership between Geri-Fit and the Visiting Nurse Association California (VNA).
The 45-minute presentation will be held at 2 p.m. on January 16, 2013 at the VNA California Palm Desert branch located at 42-600 Cook Street, Suite 202 in Palm Desert, California.
Space is limited. Call toll-free to reserve a spot at 855-VNA-CA11 (855-862-2211). Men and women of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to attend. Free blood pressure readings and balance screens will be available to all attendees.
Each presentation features a certified strength trainer who will demonstrate 15 primary strength-training exercises designed to strengthen the spine, hips and waist. There is no participation required. Here is a golden opportunity to observe, ask questions and gain valuable feedback.
Geri-fit created the first exercise program to include weights for older adults nearly 20 years ago. A team of healthcare professionals including a geriatrician, physical therapists and exercise physiologists created the program that can be done while seated in a chair with just a set of 2-pound dumbbells.
Research indicates seniors who exercise with weights face fewer health problems related to mobility, maintain muscle and bone strength and enjoy a more independent and active lifestyle. Participants should check with their personal physician to determine if the Geri-Fit program is an appropriate addition to their personal care.