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1 Strong Librarians Stay Healthy! Mountain Plains Library Association March 15 – 16, 2007

2 Strong Librarians Background In 1994, Dr. Miriam Nelson and colleagues conducted a study looking at the benefits of strength training in post- menopausal women. Results: When compared to the women in the sedentary group, women in the exercise group increased: Balance Bone density Muscle mass Strength Results led to publication of Dr. Nelsons first book, Strong Women Stay Young. Due to public demand, Dr. Nelson developed a structured strength training Strong Librarians is based on Dr. Nelsons program, with expanded features for all ages which includes men and women.

3 Physical Health Benefits of Strength Training Decreases Arthritic Symptoms Improves Glucose control and lipid profiles Increases Bone Density Increases Metabolic Rate Increases Muscle Mass Increases Strength and Balance

4 Mental Health Benefits of Strength Training Allows you to sleep more soundly Decreases depression Improves mood and attitude Increases your level of energy Socially, allows you to enjoy others company & build a new circle of friends

5 What the experience will be like for you… Five-minute warm-up Eight to twelve strength training exercises Five- ten minute cool-down and relaxation

6 Weld Library District Programs Strong People/Stay Healthy for staff Tuesdays and Fridays 7:00 a.m. Branch Meeting Room Survival of the Fittest -Teens Summer Reading Program (Theme was LOST!) Weekly Healthy Minds/Healthy Bodies Teens - Weekly during the school year

7 Resources Strong women stay young, (with Sarah Wernick) illustrated by Wendy Wray, Bantam Books (New York, NY), 1997, revised edition, 2000. Strong women stay slim, (With Sarah Wernick) menus and recipes by Steven Raichlen, illustrated by Wendy Wray, Bantam Books (New York, NY), 1998. Strong women, strong bones: Everything You need to know to prevent, treat, and beat osteoporosis, (With Sarah Wernick) G. P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2000. Strong women eat well: Nutritional strategies for a healthy body and mind, (With Judy Knipe) G. P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2001. Strong women and men beat arthritis: The Scientifically proven program that allows people with arthritis to take charge of their disease, (With Kristin R. Baker and Ronenn Roubenoff) G. P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2002. Strong women, strong hearts: Proven strategies to prevent and reverse heart disease now, (With Alice H. Lichtenstein and Lawrence Lindner) New] York: G.P. Putnams Sons, c2005. Web Address www.strongwomen.comwww.strongwomen.com www.mypyramid.gov Additional information, handout and flier examples for programs are available by contacting: Cindy Osborne Weld Library District – Centennial Park Library Greeley, Colorado 970-506-8626 cosborne@weld.lib.co.us Please visit our website @www.mylibrary.us cosborne@weld.lib.co.us One size doesn't fit all. MyPyramid Plan offers you a personal eating plan with the foods andMyPyramid Plan amounts that are right for you. Use the advice "Inside MyPyramid" to help you-----Inside MyPyramid Make smart choices from every food group. Find your balance between food and physical activity. Get the most nutrition out of your calories. Stay within your daily calorie needs.


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