PROBLEM

Few Older Adults meet the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

INCREASING ACTIVITY

Physical activity (including strength training, balance & flexibility, and aerobic activity) can help Older Adults age in place.

FRUIT + VEG

Increased fruit and vegetable consumption can help prevent or manage chronic diseases in Older Adults.

LIFT

LIFT is an evidence-based program that can help Older Adults:

Develop Relationships

Improve Functional Fitness

Improve Emotional Health

WHAT IS LIFT?

  • Evidence-based program 

  • 8 weeks - twice a week

  • In-class strength training

  • Track aerobic activity

  • Track fruit and vegetable intake

  • Build a healthy community

  • Helps Older Adults meet the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans 

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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS
 
150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week

Full body strength training, twice a week

Balance & flexibility along with warm-ups & cool-downs

Why do LIFT?

  • It's fun!

  • Can improve your social and physical health

  • When your body is stronger, it can help you age in place

  • LIFT Exercises can help make daily activities easier, like driving your car or keeping up with grandkids!

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Click above to see how each LIFT exercise can help with daily functioning

Scroll on the document below to learn about LIFT's impact, from its original pilot test to present day, and beyond!

LIFT TESTIMONIALS

"I just had to share that 6 of the participants from my first LIFT© class are still meeting on their own. I am so proud of them."

-Becky 

"The ladies in my LIFT© class are already asking about continuing the program after this 8 weeks!"

- Crystal

All LIFT material is under copyright. Please cite:

Harden SM, Wilson ML, Estabrooks PA, and Members of the Physical Activity Leadership Team of Virginia Cooperative Extension. (2018). Lifelong Improvements through Fitness Together Program Manual. Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Tech.

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