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Stay Strong, Stay Healthy

Contact information

Gayle Price
Extension Specialist, FCS
Southeast Area

Phone: 620-820-6123
Email: gprice@ksu.edu

Sharolyn K. Flaming Jackson
Extension Specialist, FCS
Northeast Area

Phone: 785-532-2273
Email: sharolyn@ksu.edu

Benefits of Strength Training

One of the best ways to keep your body and mind functioning at its best is to exercise. Regular strength training helps build muscle and increases bone density, thereby helping to prevent frailty and osteoporosis.                                                                                                                                      

Other health benefits of strength training include:weights

  • Improved balance and flexibility

  • Decrease arthritis symptoms

  • Improved sleep

  • Weight control

  • Lift depression

  • Reduces the risk of heart disease

  • Helps manage diabetes

"I’ve suffered from sciatica for years, and I’ve tried everything to get relief: physical therapy, medicine, stretches, rest.  But ever since I started taking this class, the pain is gone.  Not at first, but it eventually went away.  Now, I can go shopping which I couldn’t do before.” Female, 74