An article published recently in Circulation, described “short bursts of physical exercise induce changes in the body’s levels of metabolites that correlate to an individual’s cardiometabolic, cardiovascular, and long-term health.”

This study by Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital discovered that about twelve minutes of acute cardiopulmonary exercise affects more than eighty percent of circulating metabolites, work-horse molecules produced through metabolism.

Lead researcher and senior author, Gregory Lewis, said, “What was striking to us was the effects a brief bout of exercise can have on the circulating levels of metabolites that govern such key bodily functions as insulin resistance, oxidative stress, vascular reactivity, inflammation, and longevity.”

In other words, to boost metabolism, put in at least twelve minutes of exercise…but make that “acute.”

Fortunately, during every Monday and Wednesday class JoRene offers a well-choreographed routine: warm-up and stretch, “acute” aerobic, cool-down and stretch. She often includes mats, bands, weights and balls. All this movement is done to a variety of music. In other words, OHI Free Fitness classes offer not only what the experts recommend, they offer Oakmont Added Value!

Support Your OHI classes
It’s through donations that OHI continues to be able to supplement basic expenses of the Free Fitness program. Tax-deductible donations are being accepted through Oakmont Community Foundation ( with OHI noted as beneficiary.


Evening Bocce

Thursday, August 19, an evening event of bocce and food was held at the Bocce Ball Courts. A group of 28 people attended. A special

Work-Out Wearables

Do clothes make the exercise easier? From Summer Olympics to Seniors in Oakmont, that is the question. Though not ready for Vogue, OHI regulars dress for success, fitness success. Join them and join the red carpet of daring designs.

9/11 Memories and Exercise

Today we remember the day that shocked and shook the world with a painful look back. This is also a time to look ahead at how to mitigate lingering negative responses. Living in constant concern, anxiety and fear robs the good from each day. Deep breathing and reading comics may be ways to cope. Talking to a positive person might be another. And still a third: exercise.

Classes in October and November

OTLC is in the process of revamping the technology classroom at the CAC. A new high-resolution projector is being installed. Fourteen old computer desks have