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Worried about Osteoporosis and Age-Related Bone Loss?

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

Have you received conflicting advice about strength training with osteoporosis?

Have you been advised not to lift anything heavy?

Are you confused about the best way to prevent bone loss?

Would you like to reduce risk of falls and fractures?

Are you worried about the possible side effects of drugs for osteoporosis?

Do you want to know if there is a safe way to improve bone health?

In this empowering FREE osteoporosis webinar, you will learn how to...

  • Build/Maintain Strong Bones

  • Safely Strengthen Muscles

  • Improve Balance

  • Reduce the Risk of Falls and Fractures

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1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men over 50 will sustain an osteoporotic fracture.

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Falls are not a normal part of aging.

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Free Osteoporosis Webinar Description:

This free Bone Building and Fall Prevention Webinar covers:

  • Age-related bone and muscle loss

  • The latest research on strength training for women with osteoporosis

  • Types of “weight bearing” activities that do and do not build bone

  • Progressive Resistance Exercise (PRE) and Impact Training and their roles in building/maintaining bone as well as preventing falls and fractures

  • Why “stressing” your bones is a good thing

  • How Balance Training is more than just being able to stand on one foot

  • Utilizing Progressive Overload to safely begin strength training

  • Your body's inherent resilience and adaptability

  • The limitations of common drugs used to treat osteoporosis.

About Karin...

Karin is a certified Yoga Teacher, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, and Personal Trainer. She uses yoga, strength training, and mindfulness to help pre- and post-menopausal women improve and maintain mental and physical resilience as they age. Karin has helped clients achieve measurable increases in Bone Mineral Density through her evidence-based Mindful Strength Training program. She engages in on-going continuing education in subjects such as exercise science, biomechanics, tissue mechanics, and pain science. Karin is patient, warm, and empowers women to trust in themselves, their bodies, and their abilities.

As someone living with "severe" scoliosis, Karin understands the importance of strengthening safely.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Osteoporosis & Fall Prevention

Q: What is Osteoporosis?

A: Osteoporosis is age-related bone loss. While both men and women can be diagnosed with osteoporosis, the decrease in estrogen after menopause makes women more vulnerable to the disease. This is because estrogen regulates bone metabolism.

Q: What is Osteopenia?

A: Osteopenia is also age-related bone loss. It is the precursor to osteoporosis.

Q: How common are Osteoporosis and Osteopenia?

A: According to the CDC, approximately 20% of women over age 50 have osteoporosis and approximately 50% have osteopenia.​ Both osteoporosis and osteopenia increase the risk of bone fractures (known as fragility fractures).

Q: How can I learn my Fracture Risk?

A: There are two Fracture Risk Calculators that I recommend: (1) FRAXplus® Fracture Risk Assessment Tool and (2) Garvan Institute Fracture Risk Calculator. If you are in menopause (you haven't had a menstrual period for 12 months or more), it's a good idea to talk to your doctor about having a DEXA scan done to assess your bone mineral density.

Q: What can I do to strengthen my bones?

A: You may have heard that you need to do weight-bearing exercise. This is true, however, the type of weight-bearing exercise is incredibly important. Both Progressive Resistance Exercise (strength training) and Impact Training have been demonstrated to safely and effectively maintain/improve bone mineral density.

Q: Can't I just take medication for Osteoporosis?

A: There are osteoporosis drugs. Most of these drugs help to slow bone loss although a few can help to lay down new bone matrix. While osteoporosis drugs may help to improve bone mineral density they often have unpleasant side effects and they don't improve muscle strength or balance - two essential components for fall prevention. Read more about the benefits of Resistance Exercise for Women.

Q: Is it safe to lift weights with Osteoporosis?

A: There have been numerous research studies on lifting weights and doing impact training for osteoporosis. A 2023 Systematic Review of over 50 clinical trials concluded that "even with osteoporosis and osteopenia, resistance and impact training consistently maximized bone strength, improved body strength and balance, and eventually reduced fall incidences".

Ready to learn more about Bone Building & Fall Prevention? 

Women Strength Training for Osteoporosis

A Multi-Modal Approach to Fall Prevention: Key Components

Improve/Maintain
Bone Mineral Density
Improve Muscle
Strength
Improve
Balance
Your body is adaptable and resilient. It's never too late to begin!
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