Muscle Strengthening exercises are a new area of focus in the world of physical activity.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, muscle strengthening exercises should be done at least 2 days per week. These activities involve the major muscle groups of your body – legs, hips, back, chest, abdomen, shoulders, and arms.
Why follow these recommendations? Muscle strengthening exercises provide many benefits including strengthening your bones and muscles, improving your ability to do daily activities, and improving mental health and mood.
As EFNEP, we are taking steps to include muscle strengthening exercises within our required physical activity during each lesson. The Physical Activity Committee has put together 9 new physical activities and accompanying scripts – one of which is “Power Up Your Muscles” – which involves exercise bands.
Below are training videos for “Power Up Your Muscles” – explanations of band safety, the exercises, and proper form to use.
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