Extension office to host free exercise program

The Purdue Extension Office of Huntington County will sponsor "Walk Indoors," a free exercise program provided by the Family Nutrition Program, starting Jan. 16.

The six-week workout group will meet in the Family Living building at Hier's Park on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

"Walk Indoors" is a DVD exercise routine developed by Debra Palmer, Ph.D., a professor and nutrition specialist at Rutgers University.

The series is separated into six segments, Walk Indoors, Add Upper Body, Add Weights, Interval Training, Stretch and Add Intensity. Each section is designed to build a strong heart and lungs, condition muscles and enhance flexibility.

The DVD also provides practical alternatives for the Adding Weights segment. Palmer suggest using soup cans, bags of beans, sugar or flour, or using laundry detergents with handles instead of spending extra money on weights.

Clients who participate in the program with the Purdue Extension Office will receive their own copy of the "Walk Indoors" DVD after completing the course, and each session will include samples and recipes for healthy snacks, helping individuals incorporate a nutritional diet into daily life.

For more information about "Walk Indoors," call the Extension Office at 358-4826 or email smjen nin@purdue.edu.