Get Fit Program Offered by UAEX

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Many people make New Year’s resolutions. We suggest you resolve to improve your health this year with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service’s strength and muscle building program, Extension Get Fit. EGF will meet beginning at 10 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Corning Public Library beginning on Jan. 10. There is an annual fee of $20.

Extension Get Fit is not a competition. Everyone works at their own pace and intensity. One person may be lifting five-pound weights and the person next to them may be lifting two-pound weights. They are doing the same exercises at the same time, just different levels. Additionally, there are modifications for every exercise so that no matter your current physical ability everyone can participate and improve their health.

Do something good for their body and soul. All it takes is a circle of like-minded men and women wanting to improve their health, willing peer leaders, basic strength exercises, a safe place to gather and persistence. This is a simple plan for success.

What does strength and muscle building training do for you? Here are just a few of the benefits—it prevents muscle loss, increase metabolism, increase muscle mass, reduces body fat, increases bone mineral density, improves glucose metabolism, speeds up digestion, reduces resting blood pressure, relieves lower back pain and reduces arthritis pain.

The benefits don’t stop at physical-there are also emotional benefits too. Many participants report improved mood and less anxiety and depression. Social interactions with the group improve relationships.

Don’t let another New Year’s resolution go by the wayside. Resolve to be healthy in 2018 with Extension Get Fit.

Those wanting more information may contact the Clay County Extension Office at 870-598-2246 or email

The University Of Arkansas System Division Of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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