Walk With Ease Toward Better Health
The community is invited to participate in Walk With Ease. The Arthritis Foundation’s program that is proven to reduce the pain of arthritis and improve your overall health.
The Area Agency on Aging has partnered with Dixie State University to schedule an upcoming Walk With Ease class to be held on the DSU campus Mondays and Wednesdays at 3PM, beginning on Wednesday, October 28th. This free class will allow participants to share experiences and teach them how to safely make physical activity part of their everyday life.
No matter if you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be active, the Arthritis Foundation’s program will help you to develop a walking plan that will meet your needs, stay motivated, manage your pain, and learn to exercise safely. Walk With Ease is proven to reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis, increase balance, strength and walking pace, build confidence in your ability to be physically active, and improve overall health. The six week Walk With Ease program includes a guidebook and a walking schedule to get you safely moving toward better health.
“Comprehensive studies demonstrate that Walk With Ease reduces pain, increases balance and strength and improves your overall health. The program will help motivate seniors to get in great shape and allow them to walk safely and comfortably,” said Kristina Raner of the Area Agency on Aging, “well-being is at the forefront of what we’re working together towards. Our programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst that helps seniors in our community reach their goals and fulfill their potential.”
The Walk With Ease group sessions will meet two times per week for 6 weeks. Trained group exercise leaders begin each session with a pre-walk discussion covering a specified topic related to exercise and arthritis, followed by a 10- to 40-minute walk that includes a warm-up and a cool-down. Additionally, participants will be asked to complete one self-guided and walk on your own session for each of the 6 weeks.