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Osteoporosis: Facts, Stats and Exercise Recommendations

By Len Kravitz, PhD / December 5, 2023

Health statistics, risk factors and pathogenesis of osteoporosis, as well as exercise recommendations for improving bone health.

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Exercise for Osteoporosis

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / March 7, 2023

Exercise improves bone mineral density for people with osteoporosis, but questions remain regarding safety and effectiveness.

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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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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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Research Update: The Value of Exercise for Women’s Health

By Len Kravitz, PhD / June 14, 2018

Fitness pros have a unique opportunity to take a leadership role by guiding their female clients toward a healthier, movement-oriented lifestyle. This women’s health research update discusses contemporary scientific findings you can use to educate your clients and plan up-to-date programs.

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