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  • Physical Activity

    Physical activity through MSU Extension encourages individuals and communities to adopt healthy lifestyle choices. Staff members work with diverse audiences to increase physical activity for people of all ages to lead to an improved diet and well-being.

  • My Way to Wellness

    Are you interested in taking an online nutrition course that fits into your schedule? My Way to Wellness is a new online nutrition program for low-income residents of Michigan offered by MSU Extension. It is self-paced, so you can take it any time that works for you, from anywhere. The course reviews healthy food choices, physical activity, goal setting, food safety, food labels and more. The course has interactive activities and quizzes to aid in learning.

  • Tai Chi Warm Ups

    Published on April 21, 2020

    Join MSU Extension's Anita Carter as she guides us through Tai Chi warm ups!

  • Why get more physical activity???

    Learn the health benefits of physical activity and find ways to add more to your day!

  • How to: Jump Rope

    Published on September 28, 2020

    When was the last time you tried jumping rope? MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor, Elaine Palm offers 11 ideas to really get you moving!

  • How to: Gauge Exercise Level

    Published on March 13, 2020

    Community Nutrition Instructor, Cody McLaren, demonstrates how to use a simple test to gauge your exercise level of intensity and why it's important to know. Be sure to check with your doctor before you start any new exercise routine.

  • How to Stay Hydrated

    Published on May 13, 2020

    Are you drinking enough water? MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor, Vicki Ballas shares tips for staying hydrated.

  • Stretch Break #3

    Published on April 23, 2021

    Join Heather Hampel, MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor, for our third and final stretch break in this series. Rotate all three stretch breaks throughout your day!

  • How to: Practice Chair Yoga

    Published on July 27, 2020

    MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor Kendra Gibson's calm encouragement will make you want to try chair yoga. You'll discover how you really can practice chair yoga almost anywhere!

  • Physical Activity Break: Smoothie Shopping

    Published on July 9, 2021

    Join Michigan State University Extension Community Nutrition Instructors Heather Hampel and Angela Tate for a physical activity break! Pretend to make a smoothie now and think about making a real smoothie later!

  • Safe Physical Activity Outside

    Published on March 19, 2021

    MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor Madison Koenigsknecht reminds us how to stay safe while exercising outside.

  • Stretch Break #1

    Published on April 9, 2021

    Take a quick 2 min stretch break with Heather Hampel, MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor.

  • 5 Minute Cardio

    Published on January 21, 2021

    Need a break? Take a 5 minute physical activity break with MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor, Sandria Graham, right from your chair!

  • Stretch Break #2

    Published on April 16, 2021

    Add variety to your physical activity by joining Heather Hampel, MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor, on one of her stretch breaks!

  • How-to Get Moving

    Published on January 8, 2020

    Looking for some easy ways to get moving, watch Community Nutrition Instructor, Sandra Westover, discuss simple ways to add movement to your daily life.

  • Aug 5

    Online Chronic Pain Path Series Aug 5th, 1:00 Central/2:00 Eastern

    August 5, 2021 – September 9, 2021 ONLINE

    Chronic Pain PATH is a six week, self-management online workshop designed for people living with chronic pain. Family members, friends, and caregivers are also encouraged to attend the workshop.

  • Aug 10

    Online Tai Chi for Fall Prevention MSUE-Commerce Township Library

    August 10, 2021 – October 7, 2021 Eastern Online

    This program is targeted to help older adults and older adults with disabilities at risk for fall stay active.

  • Jan 13

    National Diabetes Prevention Program Starts Jan 13

    January 13, 2021 – December 15, 2021 Zoom

    This course is designed for people who are at-risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The focus is on establishing lifestyle changes that promote slow, steady weight loss including healthy eating, physical activity and goal setting.

  • Sep 8

    Path (Personal Action Toward Health) Free

    September 8, 2021 – October 13, 2021 Offered online via Zoom

    The Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (PATH in Michigan) was developed and tested by Stanford University to help people learn techniques and strategies for the day-to-day management of chronic or long-term health conditions.

  • Apr 3

    Matter of Balance Coach Training

    April 3, 2020 8:30AM – 4:30PM Ingham County MSU Extension office - Mason Site Hilliard Building, 1st Floor, Room A 121 East Maple Street Mason, MI  48854

    Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. This program teaches staff to facilitate workshops to teach practical ways to manage falls.

  • Mar 4

    Cooking Matters at Home (EFNEP)

    March 4, 2021 – April 1, 2021 Online via Zoom

    Cooking Matters at Home hands-on courses serve limited resource families and offer five cooking lessons to parents and other caregivers of children.