Participants perceive their involvement in the StrongWomen program improves their general health. The majority of participants report that they feel physically stronger, their balance improved and many who suffer from joint pain, such as arthritis, found they had less pain and were able to increase their physical activities.
Improving bone health is dependent on both exercise and nutrition. Participants report an increase in healthful food choices. Others have increased calcium and vitamin D consumption, eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and add more exercise such as walking to their daily routine. Read the impact and success stories for more detail!
Program Impact Reports
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A summary of the StrongWomen program for 2011
Pennsylvania Success Report
Pennsylvania Department of Health reports "Implementing StrongWomen To Prevent and Manage Osteoporosis—Lifestyle program strengthens bones; reaches rural areas of Pennsylvania" -- --National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
Lifestyle program strengthens bones; reaches rural areas of Pennsylvania