Lifelong Learning Wellness Courses
Lifelong Learning courses are designed primarily for students age 50 and over. Not all listed courses are offered each semester. See schedule of Lifelong Learning classes to find current schedules, location, dates, and costs.
Nutrition: Facts and Fallacies, LLI-708 – Hours: 4
Nutrition information, often anecdotal, is everywhere—the Internet, radio, TV, and newspapers. How can older adults sift through the hype in order to make healthier eating decisions? This presentation will address the most common concerns that seniors face today, including weight challenges and changes in nutritional needs. What about supplements? What are the best strategies to use in the supermarket when shelves are piled high with gluten free items, soy products, and organics? What about “superfoods” like kale and quinoa—and how do you prepare them? What is the current status of Vitamin D research? What are the best resources for reliable nutrition recommendations and information? Instructor will provide students the opportunity to suggest topics for discussion. The course format includes extensive question and answer sessions.
Gentle Yoga for Mood and Strength, LLI-723 – Hours: 6
The medical community is recognizing the numerous benefits of yoga for healing and living with chronic pain. Learn postures that strengthen muscle to support joints while creating stronger bones. Explore postures to balance strength with flexibility and create more energy. Learn to incorporate breathing techniques to calm the nervous system and de- crease anxiety. Bring awareness to alignment in the spine and body to achieve improved balance. Understand the interconnectedness of the body’s systems to treat the body as a whole. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
Creative Movement for Cardio and Posture, LLI-680 – Hours: 6
Join this fun-filled creative movement class, which combines elements of posture improvement exercises, stretching, and dance movement routines. This class is designed to improve bone strength, posture, and cardiovascular functioning for individuals 40+. Additionally, memory exercises will involve remembering step sequences and routines. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
Water Exercise, LLI- 563 – Hours: 62.5
This course offers stimulating exercises providing for optimum fitness. Water resistance for developing muscle tone, increased endurance, and figure improvement. Water buoyancy for aiding relaxation, endurance, flexibility, and figure improvement. Stress and tension release through creative exercises in shallow water. Not a swimming course. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
Weight Training Designed for Women, LLI-562 – Hours: 62.5
This course emphasizes the design and implementation of individualized weight training programs to meet the specific muscular fitness needs and interests of women. Students will experience and evaluate the potential benefit of weight training exercises to increase lean body tissue, reduce body fat, improve bone density, and develop firmer, more efficient muscles for enhanced appearance and performance. Conditioning techniques will focus on the utilization of weight resistance machines and free weights. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.