Osteoporosis "Cheat Sheet" to Safe Movement
A diagnosis of osteoporosis might have thrown you a total curveball…
And left you googling “safe exercises for osteoporosis”.
Because you know movement is key to keeping your bones strong.
Now — I’m a yoga therapist that specializes in osteoporosis.
So I know a lot of the information out there doesn’t serve you as well as it could.
Because while “safe” movement is important so you don’t overextend yourself and your bones — there’s a delicate balance that you have to strike.
It’s not about “easy” movement.
It’s about making sure you’re putting the right amount of stress on muscles and bones so they can grow stronger.
Here’s a cheat sheet to “safe” movement:
1. Power Up with Weights & Resistance
Ready to feel like a superhero?
Weight-bearing exercises are your new calling.
Walking, dancing, stair climbing – they’re all on your roster.
But don’t stop there!
Embrace resistance exercises with weights or bands to build up those muscles and fortify those bones.
2. Balance & Flexibility are Your Allies
Imagine yourself as graceful as a dancer, as serene as a yogi.
Balance and flexibility exercises like yoga and tai chi are not just workouts; they’re your keys to stability, fall prevention, and an impeccable posture.
3. Be the Posture Police
Stand tall, my friend!
Proper posture isn’t just about looking confident; it’s a life-changer for your spine.
Whether you’re sitting, standing, or strolling, make good posture your trusty sidekick.
4. Avoid High Impact Activities
Rule number one: steer clear of high-impact activities like jumping, running, or powerlifting.
These might do more harm than good.
Protect those precious bones.
5. Start Small, Win Big
If you’re new to the exercise game, start slow and build up your endurance.
Slow and steady wins the race!
6. Tune into Your Body
Your body talks, so listen up!
If you sense any pain, discomfort, or dizziness during your workouts, hit the pause button.
If you’re unsure about your form, consult with a yoga therapist who specializes in osteoporosis to make sure you’re doing the exercises correctly.
Your path to better bone health is an adventure, and I’m thrilled to be your guide.
Here are a few resources to help you start your yoga journey
Embrace safe movement, and you’ll become the master of your destiny.
If you’re craving more wisdom or need answers to burning questions about safe movement post-osteoporosis diagnosis, I’m just a message away.
Your well-being is my top priority, and I’m here to empower you every step of the way.