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Exercises for Osteoporosis Strength Training Sitting or Standing

This instructional fitness video was made for those who have difficulty getting up and down from the floor during an exercise session. In order to keep our bones and muscles strong we need to exercise.  Strength training can help you reduce the risk of life-altering injuries such as hip and spine fractures. Strength training, posture, balance, flexibility, and stress reduction exercises are important components of an osteoporosis fitness program and are included in this video. This video will help you to improve your muscle mass, coordination, and decrease your risk of breaking a bone. The exercises in this video are safe for those with osteoporosis and can also help to prevent osteoporosis or slow its progression.

 

The exercises in this level 1 video are performed in a slow and controlled manner. Most of the exercises in this video can be performed from a sitting position or a standing position.  The standing position is preferable whenever possible so that balance and weight bearing exercises can be performed. For the intermediate level exerciser, use a heavier hand weight and perform more repetitions.

 

Strength training and stretching exercises allow us to be functionally fit which is essential for living an active life, preventing falls, and to be able to use our body to perform the activities of daily living the activities that we enjoy. Carol Michaels has helped thousands of people improve their health during her 25 years as a fitness professional. Her goal in producing this osteoporosis exercise video was to combine the most safe and effective strength training and stretching exercises for osteoporosis into a time efficient video. 

 

When performing these exercises:

  • Maintain a tight core and a neutral spine

  • Focus on good form, stability, and listen to your body

  • Gradually increase repetitions and weights

  • Use the specific modifications given by your health professional

This video was produced with ability to jump to specific chapters.

Osteoporosis Workout Using an Exercise Ball

Safe Strength Training and Stretching

This instructional full body workout using an exercise ball and hand weights is safe for osteoporosis and can also help to prevent osteoporosis or slow its progression.Strength training, posture, balance, flexibility, and stress reduction exercises are important components of an osteoporosis fitness program and are included in this video. 

 

Using an exercise ball can help you to strengthen your entire body and improve posture, balance, and flexibility. The ball can be used to create a fun and unique session and remove boredom from your fitness routine. Challenge yourself by using a ball and learn new exercises which take advantage of the instability provided by the ball. Sitting on a ball also reinforces the need for good posture while performing each exercise.  

If you are new to exercise, start slowly and gradually work up to larger movements, more repetitions, and heavier weights. Focus on good form, stability, and listen to your body. There is no unsafe forward bending or extreme twisting. This workout is not for those who are frail. Use the specific modifications given by your health professional.

Carol Michaels has helped thousands of people improve their health during her 25 years as a fitness professional. Her goal in producing this osteoporosis exercise video was to combine the most safe and effective strength training and stretching exercises for osteoporosis into a time efficient video

Fitness Forever Exercises to Age Gracefully With Strength and Prevent Osteoporosis

This video is perfect for those new to exercise, over age fifty or with limitations. This time efficient workout will help you to increase strength, improve balance, posture, flexibility and reduce stress. The exercises are safe for osteoporosis. Strength training and stretching performed a few times a week can help improve your overall health and reduce stress. Exercise keeps you feeling young and healthy A good exercise program must include strength training. Strength training will help us to build muscle and bone, help with weight control, and allow us to perform the activities that we enjoy for years to come. Just 20 to 40 minutes of strength training 2 to 3 times a week can help to rebuild muscle and decrease your risk of injury. Those new to exercise should use light weights and those at an intermediate level can use heavier weights and add bands or leg weights to the lower body exercises. Carol Michaels has helped thousands of people improve their health during her 25 years as a fitness professional. Her goal in producing this video was to combine the most helpful strength training and stretching exercises into a time efficient video. Fitness Forever Exercise to Age Gracefully with Strength includes easy to follow exercises demonstrated at the beginner and intermediate levels by women in their 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Hand weights and a mat are needed. The strength training exercises in this video will help you to age gracefully with strength and confidence.

Osteoporosis Exercises for Strong Bones

Most people are told do weight bearing and strength training exercises to build bone, but do not know how to start. This video, Osteoporosis Exercises for Strong Bones will help you learn how to exercise safely in order to prevent osteoporosis or slow its progression. Strength training, posture, balance, flexibility, and stress reduction exercises are important components of an osteoporosis fitness program and are included in this video. Strength training can help you reduce the risk of life altering injuries such as hip and spine fractures. This video will help you improve your muscle mass, coordination, and decrease your risk of breaking a bone. The exercises in this level 1 video are performed in a slow and controlled manner. Take it slow and work up gradually to more repetitions and heavier weights. Focus on good form, stability, and listen to your body. It is never too late to start exercising. Exercise keeps you feeling young and healthy. Just 20 to 40 minutes of strength training per session 2 to 3 times a week can help to build bone and muscle and improve your overall health. Strength training and stretching exercises allow us to be functionally fit which is essential for living an active life, preventing falls, and to be able to use our body to perform the activities of daily living the activities that we enjoy. Carol Michaels has helped thousands of people improve their health during her 25 years as a fitness professional. Her goal in producing this osteoporosis exercise video was to combine the most safe and effective strength training and stretching exercises for osteoporosis into a time efficient video.

The Cancer Exercise Program: Part One, Stretching

This DVD is designed for someone going through cancer treatment or recovery. It will help decrease the side effects of cancer surgery and treatments. The DVD addresses the needs of cancer survivors. You will learn how to increase your range of motion and decrease stress. The exercises are presented in a very simple fashion using simple terminology. It is easy to follow and can be done as soon as you receive medical clearance. These effective stretches will relax the mind and body and are for all fitness levels This rehabilitative exercise program will help you resume your pre-surgery daily functions.

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The Cancer Exercise Program: Part Two, Strength Training

Cancer survivors often ask their doctors what they can do to improve their health. One answer is physical activity. Cancer survivors often suffer debilitating physical impairment. These side effects can often be ameliorated through a good exercise program. Exercise can be safe, well tolerated, and is associated with a reduced rate of recurrence. The American College of Sports Medicine encourages survivors to stay active. They also recommend strength training exercises involving all major muscle groups 2 to 3 days a week. This DVD, Strength Training-Getting Started will show you how to begin a strength training program which is a crucial component of a well-designed cancer exercise program.

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I have been meaning to write and tell you how much I've enjoyed your strength training DVD.  I am so appreciative that daughter Katherine found you and got the DVD.  I wish I had it a decade ago when all treatment was stopped.  I have met with personal trainers over the years, and most know nothing of the sequelae related to surgeries, chemo or radiation.  Your instructions acknowledge, in a diplomatic manner the issues one faces.  The pace of the DVD is also welcome. While I am probably set for now, I will look forward to any further DVDs. - Meg B.

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