The Advanced Stay Strong, Stay Healthy program
was developed in 2009 by a team of MU Extension
specialists who wanted to meet the increasing need for a
follow-up program to the 8-week Stay Strong, Stay
Healthy (SSSH) program.
The goal of the program is to
build on the fitness base acquired from SSSH by adding
new and more complex exercises. The neuromuscular system
quickly adapts to stressors and loads, and must be
challenged differently for gains in strength,
flexibility and balance to continue. Therefore, it is
necessary to alter the exercise routine regularly. Advanced SSSH
is designed to challenge older adults in new and
different ways, to help avoid staleness and plateaus,
and to improve activities of daily living.
Watch the news story below about the Advanced SSSH program