Many of us have started exercise programs in the past only to lose motivation because of a busy home or work schedule. Others find the thought of committing to a gym routine several times a week intimidating. If this sounds familiar to you, but you still wish you could get active, there are options!
The Juanita Pohl Center is pleased to continue offering remote Active Living Every Day (ALED) classes. The program is based on ground-breaking research that has resulted in two important discoveries about physical activity. The first is that accumulating 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity, 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity, or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity each week can improve health.
The second is that you are more likely to become and stay physically active when you learn appropriate lifestyle skills.
The lifestyle changes are simple. Active Living Every Day is a 12-week program that will teach you how to make these changes. You’ll learn how to overcome your own barriers to physical activities, set realistic goals, and stay motivated. Gaining new friendships and a positive support system are an added perk, but the results gained from incorporating physical activity and healthy habits will add up to long-term benefits including: more energy, brighter mental outlook, healthy bones, joints and muscles, reduced risk of chronic disease, improved sleep quality and ultimately, a healthier and longer independent life.
It’s easier than you think. Active Living Every Day will show you simple ways to fit physical activity into your daily life, such as taking short walks during breaks at work, or using the stairs instead of the elevator.
You’ve wanted to get active but haven’t quite known how. We can help you get on track and stay there. Please join us.
This remote session of ALED will be unlike any other and include many helpful, new and exciting additions for participants. Electronic tablets will be available to participants, if needed, on a loan-out basis for the duration of the session. Technology assistance will also be available. Super-fun motivational incentives will be given out throughout the session. You truly don’t want to miss this!
“ALED is important because it’s evidence-based and as soon as I hear that I know that there’s been a lot of research, a lot of studies done and that you are going to see results when a person takes the program. It breaks exercise down, it takes the intimidation out of the word exercise, and we actually use the word physical activity. You see people walk in and not think that they can do anything, it’s too late in life, it’s too late to start exercising. It’s not. You can start at any time, in fact, you are encouraged to start at any time.”
– Barb B. (Certified ALED Instructor at the Juanita Pohl Center)
“For me, the program has changed everything. I was experiencing a lot of joint pain and more limited mobility and when I saw the curriculum I thought this might be very helpful for me. And it certainly has been. The difference between where I started and where I am now, I would encourage anyone to take the class. It changed everything for me.”
– ALED Participant
“Active Living Every Day (ALED) was a great class to be with others to discuss our pitfalls of not getting enough exercise. We came up with new ideas to squeeze in a little bit of needed exercise. And don’t forget our great instructors – Sara and Barb!”
– ALED Participant
“The small step approach of ALED help me spot opportunities to add extra movement within my daily routine. The weekly meetings were fun and informative and created a great group environment to work through challenges and celebrate successes.”
– ALED Participant