Do you know that the things you do every day can affect your bones? Sadly, ‘harmless’ things that are a part of our routine can actually hurt our bones in the long run. For example, we carry a lot of weight, we lead a sedentary life, we eat all the wrong things; and with the passage of time, we develop joint aches and bone ailments. By eliminating these simple habits
The gym can be a confusing place especially for individuals with health concerns. Many times, these clients are trying to navigate their workouts by themselves because they are unsure of the appropriate questions that they need to ask. First of all, there are two different types of trainers. There are trainers who have a four year degree and certifications. These trainers are sometimes called Fitness Specialists and have had many
There are many conditions for which exercise can help. Osteoporosis is one such condition, but due to its nature, there are some important factors to consider when putting together an exercise regimen.
Strong bones your whole life long will help keep you healthy and active. But how do you get and keep strong bones?
For those struggling with chronic medical conditions, exercise can be an often under-utilized way to manage some symptoms and improve others. This is especially the case for diseases like osteoporosis. This is a great opportunity for fitness professionals to utilize their training to really help others. Osteoporosis is a disease of the skeletal system in which bones fail to create new tissue and when existing bone tissue breaks down. This
Medical Fitness is a growing trend in health care. Medical Fitness helps extend basic healthcare from the classic and formal model of a person being a patient, receiving treatment and being discharged entirely, to after care professional services.
Two leading health concerns for senior citizens — osteoporosis (porous bones) and osteoarthritis (inflammation of the joints) – can be safely addressed by a yoga practice in which alignment and weight-bearing poses are practiced along with a gentle flow from pose to pose.
Regarding the difference between osteoporosis and osteopenia: Basically we must assume that if the person has osteopenia of the lumbar spine that they may very likely have osteoporosis of the thoracic spine.
An article just came out last month in the NY Times on The Best Exercises for Healthy Bones. It was interesting to say the least. The writer suggested that hopping was the best exercise to build bone but gave no context or guidelines …
Inspired by the AmGen Tour of California, coming through Santa Cruz, I am thinking about the bone density of the world’s top cyclists. In the past 5 years, much has changed in the way we think about exercise and bone density. We used to think that weight-bearing or weight training exercise was the best for building bone. So, just what exercise is best for building bone? And, what can avid cyclists do to preserve their bones?