Exercise & Physical Activity

  • Is My Exercise Program Safe?

    An exercise program is good if the fitness instructor, trainer or physical therapist asks you to 1) complete a health questionnaire before starting the program, 2) perform a personal fitness…

  • Is Tai Chi Good for Bone Health?

    Tai chi is a “soft” Chinese martial art that dates back to 1000-2000 BC. The emphasis of the practice is on slow, flowing movements that emphasize precision and force. The…

  • Are Yoga and Pilates Good For Bone Health?

    Pilates and yoga are great forms of exercise. They are low-impact, weight-bearing exercises that also improve muscle strength, flexibility, and balance. However, if you have low bone density or increase…

  • Is Weight-Training Good For Bones?

    Weight-training is a great way to increase bone health throughout the skeleton. It is an inherently weight-bearing activity that builds bones and muscular strength. For ultimate bone building, it is…

  • How Often Should I Exercise?

    A popular research question in exercise is, “What is the best workout schedule?” Many studies have tried to answer this question but there is not a definitive answer.  The current…

  • When Can I See Results From Exercise?

    Trust your body! Even though you may not see your bones getting stronger, they are! Your osteoblasts are building stronger bones and storing important calcium. The key is consistency. The…

  • Tips to Increase Physical Activity

    Sometimes life gets in the way of formal exercise programs. Whether or not you are currently in an exercise program, there are many ways to increase activity in your daily…

  • Decrease Risk of Falling With Exercise

    Risk factors of falling include: weakness in leg muscle strength difficulty walking with balance improper footwear trip hazards (i.e. uneven ground or steps, house clutter, lack of handrails on stairs…

  • Walk Properly

    Walking is a great way to maintain good bone health. Remember to add weight-bearing exercise for increased bone density. To walk properly and avoid injury, train your postural muscles. Walk…

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