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Weighted Vests for Osteoporosis Prevention

Weighted Vests for Osteoporosis Prevention

Research on weighted vests has shown promising results for osteoporosis prevention. It’s another strength training tool to increase muscle strength which stimulates the development of bone strength. If you have health issues or bone loss, work with a physical therapist or other qualified health professional before using a weighted vest or belt to make sure that you can move safely while wearing it. Tips when wearing a weighted vest:

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Equipment Selection for Strength Training for Osteoporosis Prevention

Equipment Selection for Strength Training for Osteoporosis Prevention

Choosing the right equipment for strength training for osteoporosis and osteopenia prevention is important! Here are a few clips from my DVD on equipment selection….I like to see women over-fifty start with sets of one to five pound dumbbells because it’s safer to increase the intensity of strength training in one pound increments. You can purchase heavier weights as you get stronger….Ankle or Leg Weights: Whichever kind you choose, be sure to get the adjustable kind. If holding dumbbells is uncomfortable for your hands because of arthritis, you can either try using your ankle weights or get some adjustable wrist weights. Often, friends and relatives have unused strength training equipment, so ask around! You’ll also see dumbbells in second hand stores. You’ll get great use of this equipment to slow down bone loss. All of it should last a lifetime and more! Continue Reading