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Bone Health and Nutrition

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / April 1, 2022

A study linking bone health and nutrition found that eating vegetables for 2 months can improve bone health and strength.

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Strategies for Preventing Bone Loss

By Maria Luque, PhD, MS, CHES / January 26, 2022

Know the basics of bone loss, and help your clients grow and retain the strongest bones possible with these training strategies.

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Bone Density and Healthy Aging

By Ryan Lynch / May 8, 2021

If you work with adults 50 and older, it may be time to educate them about the impact exercise can have on bone density and healthy aging.

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The Art of the Blend

By Sandy Todd Webster / September 24, 2019

While we strive for content balance when planning each issue of Fitness Journal, every so often we seem to assemble a collection of articles which—just by a quick scan of the table of contents—looks like a heck of a lot of fun to learn from. Welcome to one of those issues!

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Boning Up on Skeletal Health

By Maria Luque, PhD, MS, CHES / June 21, 2018

Skeletal health is just as important as heart health.

Bones form the frame that keeps our bodies from collapsing and serve as a bank for minerals essential to multiple bodily functions. In fact, 99% of the body’s calcium is found in the bones and teeth (NIH n.d.). The skeleton anchors everything fitness professionals deal with every day: muscles, joints, tendons, the whole kinetic chain.

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Bone Loss: A Primer

By Maria Luque, PhD, MS, CHES / May 9, 2018

Bone loss is a normal part of aging, and understanding it can help fitness professionals to develop preventive strategies for their clients.

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