Fit and Strong!

Fit and Strong! combines flexibility, strength training, and aerobic walking with health education for sustained behavior change among older adults with lower extremity osteoarthritis.  This eight-week evidence-based program has been proven to:

• Help participants maintain independent functioning
• Reduce and manage arthritis symptoms
• Learn a variety of exercises while gradually increasing the frequency, duration, and intensity over time
• Gain a better understanding of osteoarthritis and how physical activity can help


Who should consider taking Fit and Strong!?

Older adults with lower-extremity joint pain and stiffness related to osteoarthritis

 

Where is it available?

Developed at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the program is not currently offered in Wisconsin.

 

For more information about the program, contact Fit and Strong!