Osteoporosis Exercise

Weekend Challenge: Femur And Leg Stepper

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This weekend’s challenge strengthens the legs, improves balance, and enhances coordination. Because it works the thighs and targets the femora (thigh bones), it’s especially beneficial for those who have taken bisphosphonates such as Fosamax, Boniva, or Actonel in the past. These drugs have been shown to increase the risk of atypical femoral fractures because of their mechanism of action, as … Click to continue →

Elliptical Vs. Treadmill: Which Is Better For Your Bones?

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Exercising regularly is essential to building new bone. It’s a foundational part of the Save Our Bones Program and one of the most important activities Savers use to reduce the risk of falls and fractures. As we’ve featured here before, running, jogging and walking are all excellent sources of bone- healthy weight-bearing exercise, but some days the weather just won’t … Click to continue →

Weekend Challenge: Hip Mobility Enhancer And Core Strengthener

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Today’s challenge is an effective exercise to help prevent and improve hip problems and build a strong, healthy pelvis. The Hip Mobility Enhancer And Core Strengthener improves pelvic mobility and flexibility, two very important aspects of bone health we’re going to discuss in this Weekend Challenge. Additionally, this exercise strengthens the core as well as the shoulders. When you perform … Click to continue →

Weekend Challenge: Ankle Fracture And Fall Preventer

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Ankle fractures are so common, that it seems many of us know someone who’s experienced one - including myself! Just last summer, my sister-in-law broke her ankle due to a fall while on vacation. The apparent frequency of such fractures can make it seem like the ankle is inherently unstable, but barring major impact such as a car accident, it’s … Click to continue →

Weekend Challenge: Spine And Hip Strengthener

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This weekend, we’re taking a fresh look at an old favorite: the bridge. This move has stood the test of time for several reasons. For one thing, it is an effective and relatively simple exercise. For another, they target the spine and hips while working the buttocks and hamstring muscles, which are very important areas of the body that tend … Click to continue →

7 Little-Known Scientifically Proven Benefits Of Walking (Besides Building Your Bones)

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One of the most remarkable truths about natural health is that the most beneficial actions are more often than not readily available and quite simple. It’s a great reminder that our bodies want to be healthy, and have evolved with numerous ways to stay in prime working condition. The highly commercial world of Modern Medicine won’t tell you that, of … Click to continue →

Weekend Challenge: Complete Knee Strengthener

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Did you ever stop to think why something dramatic or beautiful is sometimes described as “knee-buckling”? Or perhaps you’ve been overcome by something and found yourself “weak in the knees.” These are descriptive terms for a response to extreme events, because normally, it takes something really major to cause healthy knee joints to give out. Unfortunately, if knees are unstable … Click to continue →

The Secrets Of Muscle Memory And How It Helps You Build Bone

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Strength comes in many forms: mental, emotional, and physical. Some people have incredible strength of will, or of character, or of spirit. It requires great strength of curiosity and determination to embark on a new lifestyle to improve your health. You must have the strength to break bad habits, the strength to start healthier behaviors, and the strength to persevere, … Click to continue →

Weekend Challenge: Lower Body And Waist Toner

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If you live in the northern half of the world, then you are in the middle of summer, and that means swimsuit season is in full swing. This weekend’s exercise can help you look your best while spending time at the pool or beach. Of course, that’s not all. The Lower Body And Waist Toner works to build muscle in … Click to continue →

Weekend Challenge: Cervical Aligner And Pain Reliever

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This might surprise you: much of our spinal health begins in the cervical vertebrae of the neck. If you’ve ever suffered an injury to this area of the spine, then you know how far-reaching and varied the effects can be. Such widespread influence is due in part due to the phrenic nerve, which begins in the first four cervical vertebrae … Click to continue →

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