MU Extension events calendar
Professional development events
- Feb. 23 to 25, 2017
Interface A 2017
- Feb. 26 to 28, 2017
Interface B 2017
- March 3, 2017
Infection Preventionists Leading the Way to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections
- March 11 to 14, 2017
37th Annual Dialysis Conference
- March 16 to 17, 2017
Advanced Practice Assessment and Skills Workshop
- March 27 to 31, 2017
Community Development Academy-Courses 1 and 2 Spring 2017
- April 7 to 8, 2017
Family Medicine Update: A Regional Medical Education Conference
- April 12 to 13, 2017
10th Annual Evidence-Based Practice on the Frontline: Building a Culture of Quality, Safety and Nursing Professionalism
- April 24 to 25, 2017
Advancing Renewables in the Midwest 2017
- April 29 to 30, 2017
2017 MU Dental CE Weekend
- June 11 to 14, 2017
ICPR - International Conference on Pig Reproduction
- June 12 to 16, 2017
2017 University of Missouri Meta-Analysis Summer Institute
Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (Session 4 of 10)
Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Stone County Courthouse Annex
In older adults, poor diet and lack of physical activity contribute to declining muscle mass and thinning of the bones. Without adequate muscle mass and bone strength, older adults are more prone to falls and are more likely to develop osteoporosis, which currently affects about 55 percent of people over age 50. In this group, falls are more likely to result in broken bones.
Individuals who don’t suffer a fracture still live with pain and decreased mobility. In addition to pain and suffering, there is a concrete public cost. Osteoporosis related direct medical expenditures exceed $16 billion annually. According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in 2006, the average hospital stay for an osteoporosis diagnosis was 4.4 days at an average charge of $22,395. There are no known cures for osteoporosis, so preventive measures like the SSSH program are crucial. Stay Strong, Stay Healthy participants will increase their physical activity, which can lead to many health benefits and a better quality of life.
According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, older adults (aged 65 years and older) should do muscle –strengthening activities that involve all the major muscle groups at least two days a week. The SSSH program will help older adults meet this important health recommendation.
SSSH participants are also encouraged to increase their level of aerobic activity. The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans suggests that older adults do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) a week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity.
Session 4-More exercising
Call JoEtta Bowling at the Stone County University of Missouri Exension Office 417-357-6812