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SHE (Strong. Healthy. Energized.) Facilitator's Guide

October 2014 | Lewin Group and SAGE

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The Strong. Healthy. Energized. (SHE) fitness program focuses on a holistic approach to becoming healthier. The program encourages lesbian and bisexual women 60 years and older to come together to increase their physical activity, improve their eating, and enjoy doing it.

The SHE Facilitator Guide provides information on the Strong, Healthy, Energized (SHE), a facilitator-led, group-based health and fitness program for older (age 60+) lesbian and bisexual women. The SHE program is designed to help participants develop healthier eating habits and improve their physical fitness, specifically through a walking initiative. SHE also promotes stress management and a caring, engaged, group environment. 

The SHE program is designed to last 12 weeks and be bookended with check-ins to provide participants with a sense of their health before and after participation. The program includes weekly, hour-long group sessions addressing physical activity and nutrition in the older female population. The classes are held in a location and space identified with LGBT communities.

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