MU Extension events calendar
Professional development events
- April 16 to 18, 2014
2014 Broader Impacts Infrastructure Summit
- May 13 to 15, 2014
65th Annual Traffic Conference and Seminars
- May 19 to 23, 2014
Youth Development Academy: Raising the Potential of Professionals
- May 28 to 30, 2014
IPG Symposium on Plant Protein Phosphorylation
- June 2 to 6, 2014
2014 Agricultural Lenders School
- June 3 to 4, 2014
Emerging Issues in Agricultural Lending Symposium
- June 4 to 8, 2014
FRTI Summer Fire School 2014
- June 25 to 27, 2014
Cambio de Colores 2014
- July 13 to 24, 2014
Summers @ Mizzou 2014
- Oct. 9 to 12, 2014
SABE 2014 National Self Advocacy Conference
Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (Session 10 of 10)
Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, 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.
Last session in the series. Participants will take part in a post-assessment.
Call JoEtta Bowling at the Stone County University of Missouri Exension Office 417-357-6812