Snowbirds! 10 Tips to Stay Fit on Your Trip

Snowbirds! 10 Tips to Stay Fit on Your Trip

Heading south for the winter and want to stay fit on your trip? Long car ride ahead with visions of your fitness fading and stiffness increasing? Take heart! Here are 10 Tips to Stay Fit on Your Trips that I do on long trips—as a passenger! I do my best to keep excellent upright postureContinue Reading

Dr. Lani’s No-Nonsense Bone Health Guide

Dr. Lani’s No-Nonsense Bone Health Guide

Dr. Lani’s No-Nonsense Bone Health Guide is unique in its comprehensiveness; there’s nothing else out there quite like it. We’re fortunate that author, Dr. Lani Simpson, DC, took the time to put her vast amount of knowledge on bone health into a book. She details the logical steps needed to find the cause of yourContinue Reading

Ankle Weights for Osteoporosis Exercise

Ankle Weights for Osteoporosis Exercise

Ankle weights are a perfect gift for osteoporosis prevention and when already diagnosed. They will make your leg lifts much more effective for your muscles and bones. What Size to Order? I reminded my class this morning to put the 10# or 20# single ankle weights on their Christmas and Hanukkah wish list. Except for my 96-year-old client, everyone outgrows the 5# set!Continue Reading

Keep Your Bones Strong All Year Long! How to Plan for Winter Outdoor Exercise

Keep Your Bones Strong All Year Long! How to Plan for Winter Outdoor Exercise

Keep your bones healthy in all seasons! Bone density can drop in the winter because we’re making less of the “sunshine vitamin”, Vitamin D, which is necessary for calcium absorption. It might also have something to do with not getting as much exercise. As the long Indian summer fades into late fall, with one snow storm alreadyContinue Reading

11 Tips for Keeping Good Posture for Life

11 Tips for Keeping Good Posture for Life

Rewards of Good Posture— It’s a process, building and keeping good posture, but it’s worth the effort. You’ll feel better about yourself, you’ll breathe easier, your internal organs won’t be cramped, and your digestion will have enough space to function well. Slouching puts pressure on the front sides of your vertebrae, which are weaker thanContinue Reading

5 Tips for Building Balance to Prevent Falls and Fractures

5 Tips for Building Balance to Prevent Falls and Fractures

Osteoporosis and fractures are things we all want to avoid. Balance is one of the keys to remaining fracture free, no matter what a person’s bone density, because most fractures occur from a fall. But, unless we train for it, balance tends to diminish as the years go by, just like muscle strength. Here areContinue Reading

Osteoporosis Exercise Resources

Osteoporosis Exercise Resources

Exercise with bone loss is my area of focus as an ACSM certified personal trainer because many of my class participants and clients have osteoporosis or low bone density, commonly called osteopenia. As one of the four volunteer moderators on the National Osteoporosis Foundation’s online Support Community, I comment on questions regarding safer ways to exercise. If you’dContinue Reading

NEW! Free Mini-Workout Log for Your Safe Strength Training for Osteoporosis Prevention DVD!

NEW! Free Mini-Workout Log for Your Safe Strength Training for Osteoporosis Prevention DVD!

No time for a full osteoporosis prevention strength training workout? Try this! New Mini-Workout Exercise Log! Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to receive the FREE Mini-Workout Log for my Safe Strength Training for Osteoporosis Prevention DVD. You’ll also receive the full-length exercise logs for both DVDs. See the yellow sign-up box inContinue Reading

Shorter Workouts for Strong Bones

Shorter Workouts for Strong Bones

Short on time? Do shorter workouts! Sound appealing? Short, more frequent workouts can be as effective as longer workouts for strong bones! I’m often asked, “Can I do shorter workouts if I don’t have time for a full strength training workout?” The answer is, yes! You don’t have to do the whole workout at once to get theContinue Reading

Holiday Exercise – 5 Tips to Get It Done!

Holiday Exercise – 5 Tips to Get It Done!

“HELP! I’m backsliding, big time, and not getting my exercise in!” say my class participants. Does this sound familiar right about this time of year? Here are my 5 tips on how to get your exercise done between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Schedule it the night before. Don’t just wait for a break in your dayContinue Reading