Benefit from the effects of exercise

Published 9:17 am Saturday, March 2, 2019

Experts say exercise starts to decline as people surpass the age of 40, so they have some tips on how to make your daily walk more effective.

An entire industry has grown up around walking, a skill most of us mastered by the time we celebrated our first birthday.

There are coaches, expensive shoes, and digital equipment to measure how hard your body is working, how much ground you have covered, and how far you have gone.

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Older adults are advised to walk more briskly and brisk is in. Middle-aged people are being urged to walk faster to help stay healthy. This comes amid concerns that high levels of inactivity may be harming the health of older adults.

If you are finding yourself a bit inactive and would like to start doing more, the senior center is the place for you. We have at least one exercise class every day. Come in and try them all until you find the one that best fits you. Everyone is welcome.

Don’t forget our coffee shop where every day you can have homemade soup for $1 sandwich for 50 cents. Tuesday we are having scalloped potatoes and ham in the coffee shop for only $2.

Upcoming events

Monday: Blood Pressure Checks, 9 a.m.; SAIL Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Walking Club,  9 a.m.;  Cards (Pinochle and Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evies Friends, 1 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers,  8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evies Friends, 9 a.m.;  Grief Support, 10:30 a.m.; Scalloped potatoes and ham, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (500, Duplicate Bridge,  Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Woodcarvers,  8:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 9 a.m.; SAIL Bone Builders, 9 a.m.;  Walking Club, 9 a.m.;  Weight Watchers, 12:15 p.m.; Cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.; Discover Austin Program, 1 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.

Thursday: Tops, 8 a.m.; Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 9 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle), 12:30 p.m., Bingo and open chess, 1 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 5 p.m.

Friday: SAIL Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Cards (Bridge Tournament, 500), 12:30 p.m.; Ping Pong 3 p.m.; KC Bingo, 5:30 p.m.

Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

Feb. 18, one table

1st Mary Johnsen, 2nd Carolyn Higgins, 3rd Anne Dvorak, 4th John Karnes

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

Feb. 19, two pages

1st Gail Schmidt, 1st Ray Schmidt; 2nd Edna Knobe, 2nd Rick Stroup; 3rd Larry Crowe, 3rd Bill Momsen; 4th Joyce Crowe, 4th Millie Seiver, 4th Vandy Newman, 4th Bud Higgins

Tuesday 500

Feb. 19, one table

1st Gene Rauen, 2nd Jean Tauchnitz, 3rd Carol Hamilton, 4th Dennis Bray

Friday 500

Feb. 22, three tables

1st Sally Michels, 2nd Carol Hamilton, 3rd Barb Dickman, 4th Jean Tauchnitz

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge

No Results

Friday Bridge

Feb. 22, one table

1st Mary Johnsen, 2nd Millie Seiver, 3rd Dave Solomonson, 4th John Karnes


No Results