The Forest County Commission on Aging, in partnership with the Forest County Health Department, is offering a free Walk With Ease class starting February 5. Walk With Ease – a program from the Arthritis Foundation – is a structured walking program that teaches participants how to safely make physical activity part of their everyday life. The program is designed to help people living with arthritis better manage their pain and is also ideal for people without arthritis who want to make walking a daily habit.
Walk With Ease offers support, information and tools to help participants develop successful exercise routines. The six-week group series is led by a certified instructor. During the program, participants learn proper stretching and pain management techniques; they also build stamina and walking pace. The program can even be modified to meet the needs of individual participants so that each person can develop an exercise routine that fits their unique goals.