Regain and retain your energy.
That was the message Dr. Jo Anne Owens-Nauslar brought with her Thursday evening when she spoke in West Point. And it didn’t take long for her to raise the energy level in the Nielsen Community Center.
Dr. Jo also brought a healthy dose of humor that she used to help get across her message on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. She promotes physical activity in adults and children and quickly created energy by leading chair exercises.
“You can change your energy through exercise,” she told those in the audience. “The more you do with your brain and heart, the better for you.”
She said there are other things about the human body that can be achieved through exercise, adding that the average person’s heart beats about 100,000 times a day.
Keeping the heart rate at a healthy level can often be achieved through exercise, Dr. Jo said. She shared that eight out of every 10 people are not moving enough, again stressing her message to “get moving.”
Equally important, she stressed, is a combination of nutrition with exercise proper hydration and sleep.
Dr. Jo, from Lincoln, has spent 43 years promoting the benefits of healthy, active living.
She is considered one of the nation’s most vocal personalities on issues of physical activity and the investment people must take in children’s health.
Dr. Jo’s presentation was sponsored by Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health and Franciscan Care Services.