Free ´Eat Better, Move More' classes coming to Stillwater

eat better move more(STILLWATER, OKLA. / January 14, 2015) –– When it is cold and chilly outside, it is very easy to wrap up in a warm blanket, forego exercise plans and stay cocooned until it grows warmer outside. Not this year! The Stillwater Public Library and the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI) Central Center of Healthy Aging are partnering on a great opportunity to help older adults to get healthy this season.

The “Eat Better, Move More” program is a 10 week training series designed to fit the interests and needs of older adults who want to maintain or improve their quality of life. Each week will focus on a different aspect of nutrition and physical activity.

The program will be from 1-2 p.m., Mondays beginning Feb. 2 for 10 weeks, in room 119 of the library. This class is offered at no cost to participants and is open to the public.

Participants will receive a free step counter and the “Eat Better, Move More” manual including daily record sheets for individuals to track their success. Instructors are provided by OHAI, a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine and supported by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

For more information or to register call OHAI’s Central Center of Healthy Aging at (405) 271-6424.

Those who cannot attend the classes should consider stopping by the library’s Help Desk to check out material on senior fitness. Items to consider include DVDs like “Zookinesis Chair Exercises” and “Dr. Andrew Weil's Healthy Aging;” books such as “Yoga for All of Us: a Modified Series of Traditional Poses for Any Age and Ability” by Peggy Cappy and “Living Healthy to 100: a Wellness Program for Seniors” by M.B. Seretean; or eBooks like “Fit at Fifty and Beyond” F. Michael Gloth and “Spinach for Breakfast” by Sam Almond.

For more suggestions or information about library books and programs, contact the Help Desk at (405) 372-3633 x8106, email askalibrarian@stillwater.org or visit the library website at http://library.stillwater.org.

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ave.).