Picking up children, carrying groceries, driving, maybe a little dancing. For all the things we do each day, this class provides exercises that support and replicate daily movements for those with osteoporosis and osteopenia, including movements to avoid and modify. The class is appropriate for various fitness levels and modifiable for all. Studies from the Harvard Medical School have shown that resistance, weight-bearing and impact exercises help to build bone density. For those with osteoporosis and osteopenia, it’s crucial to learn the best ways to move to avoid fractures and injury. Through strength exercises, we increase muscle mass, making it easier to maintain good posture and balance and reduce the risk of falls. Classes include bone-healthy nutrition tips.
"I wanted to say how much I am enjoying your class. You are a gem… Wish I’d learned about this decades ago. I want to keep learning in your class."
— Cathy M., student, Living & Moving with Osteoporosis
Bring yoga mat. All equipment provided during class.