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Programs help arthritis sufferers remain active
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Looking for a way to move more to reduce the pain and stiffness of arthritis or just get in more physical activity? Check out the two upcoming programs being offered by UT-TSU Extension.  The programs are Arthritis Exercise and Tai Chi for Arthritis.  These programs are open to all persons. Hilda Lytle will be the instructor.

Arthritis Exercise Program - If you have arthritis or are simply looking for a joint-safe way to get moving, consider the Arthritis Exercise Program (AEP). Developed by physical therapists specifically for people with arthritis, this low-impact, joint-safe exercise program has been documented to help increase joint flexibility and range of motion and to help maintain muscle strength. 

The Exercise program consists of 16 classes and will be held at 10 a.m. on most Tuesdays and Fridays. The classes last approximately one hour with the first class scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 23. Other tentative dates are:  Jan. 30, Feb. 2, 6, 12, 16, 20, 23, 26, March 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20 and 23.  Participants will go through a series of gentle movements and activities designed to increase mobility and range of motion. In addition health information, joint checks, cool downs and relaxation techniques will be provided.  This free, low-impact program is suitable for every fitness level.

Participants should plan to attend all 16 sessions to receive the most benefit from the program. Registration for the Arthritis Exercise Program in preferred by Jan. 19.

Tai Chi for Arthritis - This joint-safe program is designed to help you manage the effects of arthritis through slow agile steps and exercises. The focus of the program will be to learn the basic forms of the sun style of Tai Chi to reduce pain and stiffness while improving balance and memory.

There will be 10 one-hour sessions held at 12:30 p.m. on most Mondays and Thursdays. The fee is $48 with registration, preferred by Jan. 29. Tentative dates are: Feb. 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 20, 22, 26, and March 1 and 5.
All classes are limited in size, and will be held at the Warren County Administrative Building. 

Created by Dr. Paul Lam, with the help of a team of medical experts, Tai Chi increases heart and lung activity, aligns posture, improves balance, and integrates the mind and body.  

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Call UT TSU Extension – Warren County at 473-8484 for more information.