Category Archives: Ask Susie Q & A

Q & A: Weight training for osteoporosis, toned body after 60, “batwings”, and elliptical trainers.

Q & A: Weight training for osteoporosis, toned body after 60, “batwings”, and elliptical trainers.

Just how tight everything gets depends a lot on genetics, skin tone, and body composition (fat to lean body mass ratio). Yes! You can achieve a very, very strong, body. The point is to strengthen your muscles, building a nice solid base underneath your skin. It does make a visible difference. But, honestly? We need to work with what we can control, our exercise and healthy diet, and let go of the unrealistic expectation that gravity and years won’t have an effect on our skin. Our bodies work and they’re beautiful!
My advice? Go for health. Don’t be too hard on yourself, do your strength training regularly, read Younger Next Year for Women, and have fun being active!! ….and keep your arm muscles flexed when you wave! 🙂Continue Reading

Can I Golf With Osteoporosis?

Is it safe to golf with osteoporosis? Take a look at the National Osteoporosis Foundation’s “Moving Safely” guidelines. They note that, “Many exercises and activities such as yoga, Pilates, tennis and golf may need to be avoided or modified because they often involve twisting and bending motions,” which increase the risk of vertebral fractures in those with osteoporosis. After looking through those precautions, maybe you can get your friends to join you in another weight bearing activity that is safer for your bones, like brisk walking or dancing!Continue Reading

Q & A: 2 or 4-5 Strength Training Workouts a Week?

Q & A: 2 or 4-5 Strength Training Workouts a Week?

First of all I just discovered your site…it’s just what I’ve been looking for….thank you!!! My question relating to this article is that sometimes I split my weight training into several days during the week…a few weights on mon, maybe a few more on tues, then at least one more day during the week andContinue Reading

Q & A: What exercises should we do and when?

Q & A: What exercises should we do and when?

The easy question is when to strength train! Anytime that is convenient for you is the best time to strength train. Do it  2-3 times a week to build muscle and neural-muscular connections to help you stay on your feet with better balance and coordination, on non-consecutive days. At the very least, be out of your chairContinue Reading

Motivation to Move for Healthy Bones Newsletter Available Now

Susie Hathaway’s, Motivation to Move for Healthy Bones, is available now! Subscribe to receive articles on strength training, information & resources on preventing and halting osteoporosis, and tips & ideas for a healthy lifestyle . The newsletter will be sent to you automatically. In the yellow box on the right sidebar, enter your email and clickContinue Reading