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  • Safe Exercise for Strong Bones

    Weight-bearing exercise is one of the three primary pillars of bone health along with a calcium-rich diet and vitamin D. Walking is a good option for weight-bearing exercise that offers…

  • Exercise Right to Prevent Fractures

    Finding out you have low bone density is frightening. Suddenly you worry that even the smallest activity may cause a fracture. Exercise is still very important to maintaining healthy bones,…

  • 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines

    Jump for joy! The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) updated their physical activity guidelines with a considerable nod to bone health.  We have known for a long time…

  • 4 Tips to Prevent Falls

    The reason we want to prevent falls is to prevent broken bones. As we age, the bones of the skeleton lose their mineral density and the structure becomes thin and…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Tai Chi and Bone Health

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

  • High impact advanced poses such as Sirsasana (headstand) or Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) might literally be bone crushing for individuals with low bone density. If you have low bone density or…