Health, Wellness & Exercise

Physical Inactivity can lead to many health problems such as obesity which is known to cause many chronic diseases. The 2008 Physical activity guidelines state that adults aged 18-64 years should do 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate intensity exercise weekly or 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity. Children and adolescents age 6 to 17 years should do 1 hour or more of physical activity daily. Adults and children should also aim for muscle strengthening exercises 2-3 times per week using all major muscle groups including legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms. Older Adults aged 65 years and over should do the same as adults with the addition of exercises to maintain or improve balance if they are at risk for falling. Programs will be designed to motivate and support healthy lifestyles among residents, on the importance of increasing physical activity to lower short and long term health risks.

Health & Chronic Disease Management and Food & Nutrition

Don’t eat carbohydrates. Don’t eat meat. Don’t eat sugar. Don’t eat too many brussel sprouts. Who is right? There is a never ending stream of information regarding nutrition and how what you eat can make you unhealthy. Good nutrition is vital to health but understanding all the claims and newest miracle cures can confuse anyone. Research can prove a variety of claims, but is the research accurate? At this site, we strive to provide the most up-to-date and reliable information we can find. Please join us on Facebook and within these pages, to improve our personal health and well being by eating right and keeping food safe!

Learning Opportunities

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Jana Griffin
Extension Faculty
Family and Consumer Sciences
E-mail: Health, Wellness and Exercise

Shireen Campell Riley

Administrative Assistant
Family and Consumer Sciences
E-mail : Shireen Campbell Riley