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Strength for Osteoporosis

Has a recent DEXA scan revealed that you have osteopenia or osteoporosis?

That can feel overwhelming. However there is something you can do to maintain/improve bone density, improve muscle mass, and prevent falls... Strength training (also called "resistance training") can give you back a sense of control.

Resistance Training studies have consistently demonstrated:
  • significant increases in lean weight

  • significant increases in metabolic rate

  • significant decreases in fat weight

  • significant increases in Bone Mineral Density (BMD)

Resistance Training is associated with:
  • reduced low back pain

  • decreased arthritic discomfort

  • increased functional independence

  • enhanced movement control

  • increased walking speed

  • improved glucose and insulin homeostasis

  • reduced resting blood pressure

  • improved blood lipid profiles

  • enhanced vascular condition

  • decreased symptoms of depression

  • increased self-esteem

  • increased physical self-concept

  • improved cognitive ability

 

Do you have questions about strength training?

I can help with that! Email me to set up a consultation or private session.

Resources:

"Resistance Training is Medicine Effects of Strength Training on Health" published by the American College of Sports Medicine

woman strength training for osteoporosis
woman strength training for osteoporosis
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