Author Archives: Susie Hathaway

Motivation! It gets the exercise job done

Motivation! It gets the exercise job done

Motivation. It seems to be the missing ingredient for getting going with a lifetime exercise program. I’m always amazed at the motivation people have when they’re first diagnosed with bone loss. To keep that initial boost of energy high, I often recommend reading Younger Next Year for Women by Chris Crowley and the late Henry M.Continue Reading

How to Exercise Safely with Bone Loss-Free NOF Webinar

How to Exercise Safely with Bone Loss-Free NOF Webinar

If you weren’t able to attend NOF’s live webinar, “How to Exercise Safely with Bone Loss” on Wednesday, here’s the link to the recording:     March 7, 2018: Join NOF for our second online community webinar on Wednesday, March 7 at noon Eastern. NOF online community volunteer moderator, personal trainer and physical education instructor,Continue Reading

6 Tips for Getting Holiday Exercise Done!

6 Tips for Getting Holiday Exercise Done!

Getting holiday exercise done can be so hard. ‘Tis the season of letting our exercise slide and doing everything else first! I had an early Thanksgiving last week, traveling out of state to my daughter’s home and unfortunately got a jump-start on the slide. It’s shocking how the combination of tasty food and hours inContinue Reading

Osteoporosis Strength Training DVD Black Friday Sale!

Osteoporosis Strength Training DVD Black Friday Sale!

Osteoporosis Exercise DVD Sale! $5 Off Black Friday Weekend Safe Strength Training for Osteoporosis Prevention DVD, $19.95 on Sale! Resistance Band Training for Osteoporosis Prevention DVD, $18.95 on Sale! Variety is the Spice of Life! Bones and muscles respond well when you vary your workouts. If you only have one of my DVDs and areContinue Reading

“When to Get a DXA and How to Interpret the Results” Free NOF Webinar!

“When to Get a DXA and How to Interpret the Results” Free NOF Webinar!

Interested in getting the best DXA scan to assess your bone mineral density? Register for the NOF’s free webinar, “When to Get a DXA and How to Interpret the Results” Friday, November 3, from 1-2 PM EDT. (That’s tomorrow!) Led by Larry Jankowski, CBDT Get the Best DXA! When you’re doing everything possible to helpContinue Reading

Learn to Move Safely with Osteoporosis

Learn to Move Safely with Osteoporosis

Newly Diagnosed with Bone Loss? 1st Priority: Learn to Move Safely When first diagnosed with bone loss, people often want to jump into a bone-strengthening exercise program, ASAP! While it’s a good idea to pursue weight bearing and muscle strengthening exercise, it’s even more important to find the ways you might already be putting your spine at risk during yourContinue Reading

Wind Trainer for Winter Indoor Biking

Wind Trainer for Winter Indoor Biking

A few nights ago, I set up my trail bike on my wind trainer, a marvelous contraption that holds the bike’s back wheel and puts pressure on it, creating resistance. When I got up the next morning and saw that it was 17 degrees, I headed downstairs to ride in my cozy basement. Wind trainersContinue Reading

Osteoporosis Diagnosis & Lifetime Exerciser?

Osteoporosis Diagnosis & Lifetime Exerciser?

Have you exercised your whole life and, unfortunately, still managed to get an osteoporosis diagnosis? It’s extraordinarily disappointing for those who’ve been doing everything “right”! It makes you wonder why some who are so active can end up with a diagnosis of low bone density (osteopenia) or osteoporosis.  Some way or another, something interfered withContinue Reading

6 Tips-How to Stay Safe on Fitness Machines

6 Tips-How to Stay Safe on Fitness Machines

Whether you’re using the fitness center in a motel or joining a gym this summer, here are tips on how to stay safe on fitness machines with osteoporosis or if you’re over fifty. 1. Check the Machine Out Before Getting On! I recently returned from California to celebrate my daughter’s college graduation. (Yay!) Our motelContinue Reading

Osteopenia, Torn Rotator Cuff, & Strength Training

Osteopenia, Torn Rotator Cuff, & Strength Training

A woman with a torn rotator cuff and Osteopenia recently wrote to ask what moves she should avoid when beginning my Safe Strength Training for Osteoporosis Prevention video. Here’s my reply with tips and personal shoulder stories. My Best Advice My very best advice would be to see a sports medicine doctor and get a referralContinue Reading