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PSU Extension to provide ‘LIFT’ training program

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Extension will offer an in-person and group-based strength-training program for inactive to moderately active adults aged 40 and older in January and February.

“LIFT” — Lifelong Improvements through Fitness Together — will take place from 5:15-6:15 p.m. at Mondays and Wednesdays from Jan. 6 to Feb. 26 at Noll Lab (Elmore Wing).

Participation may result in improvements in functional fitness or the ability to perform activities of daily living with ease.

“LIFT” sessions are held twice a week for one hour over the course of eight weeks and include an active warmup, eight core strength-training exercises and a cool-down period. The program also encourages participants to increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables.

Strength training offers physical, mental and emotional benefits including increased muscle mass and strength; improved bone density; reduced risk for osteoporosis and related fractures; reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, depression and obesity; and improved self-confidence, sleep and vitality.

The cost of the program is $60. Some insurance policies may reimburse participants with 80 percent or better attendance; those attending should check with their insurance provider for more information.

To register, visit extension.psu.edu/lifelong-improvements-through-fitness-together-lift or call (877) 345-0691.

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