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Osteoporosis and exercise

Osteoporosis and exercise

Osteoporosis continues to plague the West. 10 million Americans have Osteoporosis and 34 million have Osteopenia, the precursor to Osteoporosis. This costs $19 billion/year to treat medically. No reason exists for this cost. Some people are at higher risk for osteoporosis; genetics, build and nutrition play roles but the number factor in its development has(…)

Weight training and seniors

Weight training and seniors

Every now and then, someone asks me if they think their parents or grand parents should weight train. The answer is always yes, with the proviso that they are healthy enough to do so. LaStayo et al 2003 is one of a host of articles demonstrating that the elderly population can benefit from weight training.(…)