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THE BEST EXERCISE PROGRAM FOR YOUR BONES Almost 10 percent of our population, including young women and men, are affected by osteoporosis, and osteoporosis diagnoses are expected to double in the next 25 years. The good news is that osteoporosis and its precursor, osteopenia, are preventable through exercise, which can help increase bone density and muscle strength, and reduce your risk of injury.The Osteoporosis Prevention Programpresents an easy-to-follow, comprehensive program that you can do at home with minimal equipment. Combining elements of traditional strength training; Pilates; Yoga; and Feldenkrais,The Osteoporosis Prevention Programuses a multi-faceted approach to exercise to best protect your body. Your bone health and your overall physical fitness and health are, in fact, intertwined. Truly efficient movement and strong bones depend upon an intricate interplay of neuromuscular connections and stimulation. The Osteoporosis Prevention Programfeatures: * Informative text in each section, with facts and figures on osteoporosis to explain the importance of each exercise * Specific, effective, and easy-to-follow exercises and workout programs * Tips on proper form and words of encouragement There are ways to increase bone density without any effort on your part, such as popping a pill, but such practices will not improve your coordination and reflexes to avoid falling, to recover if you do fall, to walk gracefully, and to meet the physical demands of your life. The first book about osteoporosis that features exercises as well as programs for you fill in for yourself,The Osteoporosis Prevention Programis an invaluable resource for all ages and ability levels, whether you are currently combating osteoporosis or working to prevent the disease.
Dianne Daniels, MA, has a master's degree in exercise physiology from Columbia University and is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner, Pilates instructor, yoga teacher, and personal trainer. As a former health educator with the New York City Department for the Aging and an instructor to fitness professionals for over ten years, she has been quoted as an expert in Self, Fitness, and many other magazine, radio, and television shows. She now resides in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.