Columbus Senior Center Diabetes Class

The Columbus Senior Citizens Center will be hosting a fun and interactive wellness course teaching participants about diabetes and pre-diabetes. Montana ranks 8th in the country in diabetes rates with 8.8% of people diagnosed (Americas Health Ratings) Did you know….. 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the population have diabetes. Diagnosed:21.0 million people. Undiagnosed:8.1 million people […]

Profile of the Week: Strong Women

Strong Women

The primary objective of the StrongWomen™ Program is to help communities nationwide to implement safe and  effective strength training programs for midlife and older women. Women begin to show decline in muscle mass beginning at age 30 and if this condition is not reversed, women will have reduced strength and other severe consequences as they age. Women need […]

Columbus Walk With Ease and Arthritis Exercise Classes

Columbus Walk With Ease and Arthritis Exercise Classes  Columbus has started a new program designed for individuals suffering with pain and mobility issues. MSU Extension and Stillwater County is offering a Nordic Walking/Walk with Ease class for individuals suffering from pain and mobility issues.  Nordic Walking (or walking with poles) is an excellent workout for […]

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Stillwater Gets Fit

Stillwater County Public Health Department launched Stillwater Gets Fit in February 2010 to mirror the activities of the statewide Shape up Montana program. However, Stillwater Gets Fit brings a local flair to the competition, adding custom nutrition and physical activity ideas to specifically cater to the population of Stillwater. Participants in Stillwater Gets Fit pay […]

Rural Health Success Story Contest 2012 Runner-up: Stillwater County 4-H Exchange

According to the Montana Department of Human Services, the number one cause of death in Stillwater County is heart disease. There is also an increase in teen and childhood obesity due to lack of exercise and lack of the consumption of healthy, nutritious foods. Across the board, these statistics are consistent with most teens across […]

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Rural Health Success Story Contest 2011 Winner: Stillwater County Health and Wellness Fair

Stillwater Health and Wellness Fair “According to the Stillwater County Health Profile provided by the Montana Department of Health and Human Services, the leading cause of death in Stillwater County is cancer.  The second leading cause of death is heart disease.  Health care in Stillwater County consists of one local, thirteen bed, hospital, two rural […]