Category Archives: Exercise & Bone Health Research

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┬áright sidebar, enter your email and clickContinue Reading

Strength Training Helps Prevent Osteoporosis: The Research

With consistent strength training, 2 or 3 times a week, bones begin the gradual process of getting stronger and the amount varies from individual to individual. In the early 1990s, Tufts University had the first research study to see if post-menopausal women could increase their bone density with strength training.  Sedentary, post-menopausal women were recruitedContinue Reading

Bone Growth Happens Slowly

Clinical Director of the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), Felicia Cosman, M.D. says,  "Time and time again, I'll recommend weight training to patients and they come back expecting to see big changes in bone density in a year or two. That's not realistic. You're helping to prevent bone loss, and the changes may be relatively smallContinue Reading