Kinesiology

Women all over the world experience it and recent statistics show that 6,000 women per day reach menopause. With the onset occurring on average between age 45 and 55, women may spend as much as one third of their lives in this state according to Dr. Barbara Bushman, professor of kinesiology at Missouri State University. She says that many don't maintain activity levels and make healthy choices as they age, which can worsen some of the side effects of menopause. 

I'm Nicki Donnelson and Bushman is my guest today on the Missouri State Journal. 

In the health and athletics world, the word train means to practice in order to improve. But in the world of Special Olympics athletes, it means so much more, thanks to a group of students and faculty from Missouri State University. This interdisciplinary group from kinesiology, special education, dietetics, graphic design and computer science developed TRAIN, Testing Recreation Activities and Improving Nutrition, in 2009 and 2010.