Category Archives: Balance

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

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

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

Resistance Band Training for Osteoporosis Prevention DVD Released!

Resistance Band Training for Osteoporosis Prevention DVD Released!

In my Strength Training for Osteoporosis Prevention classes I change things up with resistance bands. Add variation to your workouts; your muscles and bones will respond by getting stronger. With resistance bands, you’ll find muscles that have been hiding out, more than happy to let their neighboring muscles do all of the work!

Remember, all of your skeletal muscles are attached to your bones. With each contraction, your muscles give your bones a little tug. The stronger they are, the harder the tug. University research repeatedly shows that stronger muscles, all pulling their weight, can halt bone loss in its tracks, in just 2 muscle strengthening workouts a week.Continue Reading

Keep Strength Training for a FUN 2nd Half of Your Life!

Keep Strength Training for a FUN 2nd Half of Your Life!

As a kid, I didn’t really expect at age 62 to be strength training to prevent osteoporosis OR doing a few of the FUN activities that came my way this summer. Learning to surf behind my brother’s boat tops the list! I had thought that those kind of days were behind me. But, when IContinue Reading

Women’s Strength Training for Osteoporosis Prevention: It’s more than just about bone density.

Women’s Strength Training for Osteoporosis Prevention: It’s more than just about bone density.

Most fractures occur from a fall.Scientists are mentioning more often now that, yes, strength training can help slow bone loss, but an equally important bonus is the improvement in agility, balance, and strength that all aid in preventing falls and subsequent fractures. One of my class participants, Diane Porter, loves that fact that she hasContinue Reading

DDM: Daily Dose of Movement

DDM: Daily Dose of Movement

No time for exercise? Get your DDM: Daily Dose of Movement in throughout the day with tiny bouts of exercise. One of my favorite ways to get my DDM is the mini-stepper that I keep under my desk and pull out anytime that I’m on the phone, reading, or even working at my computer. You’llContinue Reading

Pay attention to your bones!

One recurring theme last week at the NOF ISO9 in Las Vegas was the need for more public awareness of the epidemic of  osteoporosis. Since it is a silent disease until a fracture occurs, it seems to be in the category of "out of sight, out of mind". I want to encourage everyone to doContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Benefits of Exercising for Healthy Bones

Want to see a great snowball effect? Let’s say that you are a sedentary person who has made a commitment to keep your bones strong and prevent osteoporosis.  I have seen over and over that if you take the following steps, you can be vibrantly healthy and fit. Start with strength training for osteoporosis prevention!Continue Reading