CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER OPERATING HOURS:
Mon & Tues 7a-8p • Wed 7a-5p • Thurs 7a-7p • Fri 7a-6p
Thursdays, 7pm-9pm | Sundays from 3-5pm
Anyone interested in learning the sport is welcome to come - no equipment needed!
CLC STEWARD SUBSTITUTES NEEDED...WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO BE ON A “CALL LIST?”
If you are looking for an area to serve, we are in need of people that can substitute for our regularly scheduled volunteers at the CLC Welcome Desk. Would you be willing to be on a “call list” if needed when a Steward is out? Stewards assist in check-in and check-out of participants, check-out equipment and provide assistance to our members and guests.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact
Michael Spicer at 928-1148 (ext. 241) or by email:
DAILY RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES
Did you realize that we have a large variety of resistance equipment available on the Walking Track?
Why Do Resistance Exercise?
• It builds muscle strength and tone. Humans lose 5 pounds of muscle every decade after age 30.
• The number of muscle fibers declines with age. From age 30 to age 70 we can lose more than 25% of the type 2 muscle fibers in our bodies (type 2 fibers are our strength fibers). Resistance exercise can slow down or even reverse the aging process by building muscle mass and strength.
• It's been shown to build bone. Osteoporosis, a condition of accelerated bone mineral loss which leads to fractures, can be a crippling disease, particularly in women (although men get it, too), and research on resistance exercise suggests that it can build bone even in the elderly.
• There is some evidence that resistance exercise helps lower moderately high blood pressure.
• More strength can lead to fewer falls.
• Resistance exercise can raise metabolic rate, an important factor in maintaining body weight.
• It's never too late to start. In one study of elderly men and women (mean age 87) who lifted weights three times per week for 10 weeks, strength increased a whopping 113%! The improvement in strength enabled the elderly participants to also walk faster (12% faster than before the study), climb 28% more stairs, and it even caused the muscles in their thighs to increase by more than 2.5%.