Exercises for osteoporosis : a safe and effective way to build bone density and muscle strength /
Dianne Daniels ; photography by Peter Field Peck.
Rev. ed.
New York : HealthyLiving Books, c2005.
150 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
More Details
New York : HealthyLiving Books, c2005.
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Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Dianne Daniels, M.A., has a masters degree in exercise physiology from Columbia University. A former health educator with the New York City Department for the Aging, she has developed exercise programs for individuals of all ages. A Feldenkrais practitioner, Pilates instructor, Yoga teacher, and personal trainer, Ms. Daniels has taught academic and practical courses for fitness professionals since 1992
Main Description
Over 25 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis. The disease eventually affects 1 out of every 2 women and 1 out of every 5 men, which is expected to double in the next 25 years. Most physicians now encourage an active lifestyle to help strengthen bones and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Exercises for Osteoporosisis an essential book for any and all at risk for this debilitating disease, with over 100 detailed exercises for all people, at all levels of fitness, and at all stages of the disease. Featuring: * Exercises for the neck, hips, back, arms, and legs. * Special exercises to increase balance to help prevent falls and fractures. * Complete beginner, intermediate, and advanced workout programs. Keeping an active lifestyle is one of the best ways to combat osteoporosis andExercises for Osteoporosisis the best guide to keeping you active.
Bowker Data Service Summary
'Exercises for Osteoporosis' shows sufferers how to alleviate pain, maintain independence, and improve quality of life.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Does Exercise Really Build Bone?p. 1
A Future Epidemicp. 5
Are You at Risk?p. 7
Taking Added Precautions: Medications and Supplementsp. 9
The Most Common Fracture Sitesp. 13
Why These Exercises Were Chosenp. 15
Exercise Precautionsp. 19
How to Use This Bookp. 23
Exercisesp. 27
Spine-Neckp. 29
Spine-Upper/Mid Backp. 36
Spine-Lower Backp. 43
Spine-Torso Stabilizationp. 52
Hipp. 62
Wristp. 82
Chest & Armsp. 86
Abdominalsp. 97
Balancep. 105
Breathingp. 119
Skeletal Alignmentp. 123
Aligning the Neck: Rolling the Headp. 126
Aligning the Neck: Pressing into Your Handp. 128
Aligning the Shoulders and Chest: Flexionp. 130
Aligning the Shoulders and Chest: Extensionp. 132
Aligning the Lower Back: Bridgep. 134
Aligning the Pelvis: Bouncing while Standingp. 136
A Good Time to Startp. 137
Programsp. 139
Osteoporosis Programsp. 141
Osteopenia Programsp. 143
Prevention Programsp. 145
Resourcesp. 147
Equipmentp. 148
Referencesp. 149
About the Authorp. 150
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