Latest "Osteoporosis" Posts
I have posted several blogs about Osteoporosis and exercise, and seemingly this is a topic that I get questions and comments from readers quite frequently. Over the years, I have had numerous clients with osteoporosis, and we’ve adjusted their Pilates workout programs to keep them safe based on their Dexa-scan results. I’m also reaching the age, where I need to be a little more careful with my own bone-density issues.
But with this said, I don’t necessarily consider myself an “osteoporosis expert.” So when I get specific questions about personal health issues, or osteoporosis and exercise, especially from readers all over the globe who cannot come into the studio and work with me personally, it’s nice to be able to refer people to a professional I trust to help answer questions.
Sherry Betz, PT, GCS, CEEAA, PMA®-CPT is a leader in the field of exercise, Pilates, and osteoporosis. Her company, Thera Pilates® offers Physical Therapy and Osteoporosis Programs.
American Bone Health is a non-profit organization that provides education, resources, and tools to help you understand bone disease and bone health.
Here’s a helpful Poster from American Bone Health for improving your bone-healthy habits during everyday activities. Regardless of whether you have osteoporosis or not, these tips and exercises can benefit your whole-body health!
Continue Reading ‘Osteoporosis and Exercise: Keeping Your Bones Healthy – Exercise Safety Considerations and Resources
Many thanks to guest author Sherri Betz of TheraPilates® Physical Therapy Clinic in Santa Cruz, CA for letting me share this great information for Osteoporosis and exercise on my Centerworks.com/blog. Sherri recently published this article in her newsletter, and then added extra insights once the questions started flooding in!
I encourage you to keep reading below and pass this very important information along to your fellow Pilates teachers and friends to better understand what types of exercise are most beneficial for increasing bone density and avoiding the risk and health challenges of osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis and Osteopenia do not have to be debilitating, and can be reversed! But it takes the right types of exercise and activities to facilitate bone growth. Thanks Sherri for sharing your expertise!
Continue Reading ‘Osteoporosis and Exercise – Activities, Guidelines, Research, and Insights from Physical Therapist and Polestar Pilates Educator Sherri Betz
Osteoporosis is the loss of bone density, and can go unnoticed and undetected until you start breaking bones – which is a scary thought because by the time your bone density is low enough to cause fractures, it is more of a challenge to exercise and enjoy a healthy quality of life without fear of additional injury or accident.
When bones begin to lose mass, they become brittle, weak, and are more likely to break. It may be a fall or even a sneeze! Early diagnosis makes a difference, and while osteoporosis is a debilitating disease, it can be prevented, treated, and it’s never too late to take steps to protect your bones.
Who’s at Risk for Getting Osteoporosis?
Continue Reading ‘Are You at Risk for Osteoporosis?