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Exercising to Build Strong Bones
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When I was a youngster, we had Wonder Bread with the red yellow and blue balloons that built strong bodies eight ways! Now, we have to exercise!
I am 65 and newly diagnosed with osteopenia. I am skeptical about the benefit -- for me -- of getting up out of my chair without using my arms. I am in a great deal of pain, not from the osteopenia, so I have to use common sense here. Yes, it would be great to improve my balance, and I am working on that. However, if getting up without at least using my hands for balance (not support) puts me at risk for falling, it seems safer for me to continue to use my hands. My primary goal is to avoid falls, secondary goal is to improve balance overall. I've done chair exercises for years, and often include routines that include lowering myself into my chair slowly without hands, and slowly rising, but dang, it hurts. Will have to look over my exercises options or those that can help me improve bone strength without exacerbating my pain or putting me at higher risk of falls.
With the creaks & aches in my bones I need more articles on exercises to building stronger bones. Thx SP
Thanks so much for the exercise tips, I've been wanting to know how to get started.
Great tips, Coach Dean! Thank you!
Exercise is more than just about weight, SparkFriends. It's for the body and the mind.
Since I can’t run, maybe I’ll try skipping which was mentioned in this article.
I'm hoping bone density testing is included in the annual exam supposedly covered under the Affordable Care Act. I just have to be careful of what I say in the exam room. Probably best just to be quiet, eh?
The BEST WAY to strenghen bones is to stop eating wheat and then stop all grains.
We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. - Nelson Mandela
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