Lincoln University Cooperative Extension offers free program to ease into exercise

If you’re looking to get back in shape or shake off those extra quarantine pounds, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension can help.  They’re offering a free class called Walk with Ease.  It’s a six-week virtual program where participants meet once a week, and then walk on their own three times a week.  Human Nutrition and Health Program Coordinator Sarah Eber says the program is aimed at those with arthritis and chronic conditions.

 “People who have arthritis and chronic conditions absolutely need exercise to improve their situation, but it hurts, so it’s really hard.  And Walk with Ease was designed, originally, to help people slowly, incrementally, increase their physical activity.” 

The class is offered at three different times:  Mondays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  There’s an optional orientation on Saturday, April 10, and classes start the following Monday.  To register, call 573-681-5392.