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HAP Helps Moms, Seniors Splash Their Way to a Healthy 2009

Free Water Aerobics Program Kicks off in January

DETROIT – December 23, 2008 – Mothers and seniors around Metro Detroit can get a free fitness boost for a healthier New Year, thanks to Health Alliance Plan's Moms in Motion and Senior Splash Bash free water aerobics program.

Moms in Motion and Senior Splash Bash classes give seniors a low-impact, calorie burning workout and help mothers get in shape to keep up with their kids and have energy to spare to take care of themselves. While the program targets mothers and seniors, any adult may participate. Classes are not limited to HAP members.

"Four years ago, when we launched our inaugural water aerobics class, we didn't expect the program to be as popular as it has grown to be today," said Chrystal Roberts, director of community relations at HAP.  "Participants across metro Detroit are so pleased with the program that they have asked us to bring it back for another season."

Physical activity can help reduce the risk of obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, stroke, depression, colon cancer, and premature death.  Water aerobics can be ideal for just about anyone because the buoyancy of the water reduces the stress on joints, bones and muscles, and participants can burn calories more efficiently than in traditional workouts.

For more information about classes, contact HAP at (313) 664-8420 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. A listing of class locations, dates and times is available at: http://www.hap.org/healthy_living/water_aerobics.php.

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