The Wonder of Family-Centered Physical Activity w/ Dr. Connolly

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The Wonder of Family-Centered Physical Activity w/ Dr. Connolly

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This is the last class in a 6-part series on Physical Activity, Exercise, and Family Health taught by Dr. Christopher Connolly, Kinesiology Professor and Director of the WSU Exercise Physiology & Performance Laboratory. Class are held the last Thursday of each month from 5:15 - 6:30 at the Uma Center (located at 414 Jefferson St. in Moscow).

The Wonder of Family-Centered Physical Activity: 

Many barriers exist to maintaining a physically active lifestyle.  One mechanism to overcome these barriers is family-centered exercise.  This method of exercise provides all the health benefits of being physically active, while providing a natural support system right in the walls of your own home.  Many who have tried adopting a more active lifestyle as a family have reported a higher quality of life and improved family cohesion.  We will discuss the advantages of this exercise strategy and some of the mechanisms that can be used to implement a family-based exercise plan.

Individual classes are $12 for Co-op Owners and $15 for Community Members

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This class series is meant to provide focus on exercise for children, pregnant women, postpartum women, and exercising as a family unit. Because life can be hectic, there will also be methods or techniques by which family units can be active in a time-efficient manner. 

You can register for individual classes or the entire series. Classes in this series will be as follows: 

  1. The Many Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy
  2. Exercise for the Postpartum Woman: Challenges, Strategies, and Positive Effects
  3. Preventing Family Illness through Regular Exercise
  4. Reducing Depressive Symptoms, Negative Mood, and Anxiety through Exercise
  5. Exercising with Kids: An Array of Benefits for your Children
  6. The Wonder of Family-Centered Physical Activity

Instructor Bio: Dr. Christopher Connolly directs the Exercise Physiology & Performance Laboratory at Washington State University. His research primarily involves exercise during pregnancy and postpartum, specifically examining the vast array of health benefits that can result for both mother and baby. Dr. Connolly's research laboratory aims to help pregnant and postpartum women become more physically active, by better understanding the unique exercise barriers that they face.