Health Night Out: Fitness That Fits

Janis Bottai, Vital Moves

Janis Bottai, Vital Moves

Phyllis Ketring

In May, Health Night Out will feature its regularly scheduled speaker provided that MountainView is open for meetings at that time. Janis Bottai, owner of Vital Moves, is a functional aging specialist who served as the fitness coordinator of the SaddleBrooke One fitness center from 1993-1996. Over the years of working with clients, Janis has continued to study the effect of aging on the body, its movement patterns, balance, and how they impact the choices of exercise.

* One out of every three seniors will suffer a fall this year.

* 2.5 million senior adults will be treated in emergency rooms for injuries caused by falls.

* Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury and they account for 95% of hip fractures.

Janis will challenge us to become our own best selves with just a little extra effort in whatever the selected activity. Her presentation will outline the factors that contribute to falls and she will present exercises, drills, and strategies that can help individuals be strong, walk steadily, live well, and remain independent.

Dress comfortably as Janis believes in the power of movement. There will be an opportunity for voluntary audience involvement.

If MountainView is open for large meetings, we hope to see everyone healthy and ready to improve their physical fitness with a caring expert on May 18 at 7 p.m.

Health Night Out is a free educational presentation that is brought to you by SaddleBrooke Health and Wellness. It offers a unique opportunity every month to learn from highly skilled local health providers about a wide variety of health issues.