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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CMH Senior Health Center provides free exercise, health opportunities

During the cold winter months, it can be difficult to find motivation to exercise. 

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Contacts:

Tamera Heitz-Peek
417-328-7245
theitz@citizensmemorial.com

According to an article from AARP, more than 62 percent of adults do not meet the exercise guidelines from the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention. Seniors need about 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity and two or more days of muscle–strengthening activity every week. Regular physical activity can be one of the most important things seniors can do for their health; however, most older adults - around 75 percent - do not do any physical activity at all. Citizens Memorial Hospital has a special facility for seniors and exercise – CMH Senior Health Center.

The CMH Senior Health Center is a free work-out facility for individuals 55 years of age and older. The facility is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. The CMH Senior Health Center is located at 1840 West Broadway (Highway 32), behind the Polk County Senior Center in Bolivar.

The facility provides open pool time, a hot tub, Tai Chi classes, Arthritis Foundation (formerly PACE) classes including chair and aquatic classes and exercise equipment including stationary bikes, Nu-Steps, treadmills, free weights and rowers. A senior resource information room also is available with Internet access, educational supplies and leisure books.  The CMH Senior Health Center also provides various educational seminars throughout the year.

“Since the CMH Senior Health Center opened in 2004, I have seen numerous success stories where people have improved their overall health and fitness. Benefits have included weight loss, lower blood pressure, better balance, increased strength, endurance, flexibility, and improved mood, just to name a few,” says Jody Pool, CMH Senior Health Center coordinator. “The social aspect is also huge. Many of our participants have made new friends here and enjoy meeting with other seniors and socializing while they exercise that helps keep them motivated and coming back.”

For more information about the CMH Senior Health Center or to enroll, contact Pool, at 417-777-7171.

February 15, 2016

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CMH Senior Health Center provides free exercise, health opportunities

During the cold winter months, it can be difficult to find motivation to exercise. 

According to an article from AARP, more than 62 percent of adults do not meet the exercise guidelines from the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention. Seniors need about 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity and two or more days of muscle–strengthening activity every week. Regular physical activity can be one of the most important things seniors can do for their health; however, most older adults - around 75 percent - do not do any physical activity at all. Citizens Memorial Hospital has a special facility for seniors and exercise – CMH Senior Health Center.

The CMH Senior Health Center is a free work-out facility for individuals 55 years of age and older. The facility is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. The CMH Senior Health Center is located at 1840 West Broadway (Highway 32), behind the Polk County Senior Center in Bolivar.

The facility provides open pool time, a hot tub, Tai Chi classes, Arthritis Foundation (formerly PACE) classes including chair and aquatic classes and exercise equipment including stationary bikes, Nu-Steps, treadmills, free weights and rowers. A senior resource information room also is available with Internet access, educational supplies and leisure books.  The CMH Senior Health Center also provides various educational seminars throughout the year.

“Since the CMH Senior Health Center opened in 2004, I have seen numerous success stories where people have improved their overall health and fitness. Benefits have included weight loss, lower blood pressure, better balance, increased strength, endurance, flexibility, and improved mood, just to name a few,” says Jody Pool, CMH Senior Health Center coordinator. “The social aspect is also huge. Many of our participants have made new friends here and enjoy meeting with other seniors and socializing while they exercise that helps keep them motivated and coming back.”

For more information about the CMH Senior Health Center or to enroll, contact Pool, at 417-777-7171.