Nutrition and Exercises that help maintain muscle mass in arms and legs.
What: The Bad news: we all lose muscle mass as we age. The rate of loss is increased with inactivity.
The Good news: exercise slows down age related muscle mass loss and reverses strength loss due to inactivity. Dr. Janson will cover nutrition and demonstrate specific exercises that prevent age-related muscle mass loss in arms and legs. The session will use therabands and/or light weights. The Village has therabands available if you would like to collect one before the class.
Dr. Sophia Janson has almost 30 years of experience as a physical therapist. She is board certified in Geriatric Physical Therapy and understands how the aging process impacts balance and falls risk. The majority of her clinical experience is in home health care which includes home safety assessments and falls prevention instruction. She is a clinical instructor for physical therapy with George Washington University.