Osteo Pilates - The Book
I created OsteoPilates as a one-stop shop for everything osteoporosis but especially for safe exercise for osteoporosis. When diagnosed with low bone density, it is common for a medical doctor to instruct their patients to exercise. That directive needs to be expounded upon in that not all exercise is safe for those with low bone density. And that includes all low bone density: osteopoenia or osteoporosis. Regardless of the degree of your bone loss you are at risk for fracture. In fact, surprisingly, more (many more) fractures occur with women who have osteopoenia (the pre-cursor to osteoporosis) than osteoporosis.
OsteoPilates will be your guide to safe exercise. While it is very difficult to increase your bone density after menopause, exercise can improve your balance which will prevent falls; increase your strength and muscle tone which will decrease your risk of fracture if you do fall, and increase your coordination which will also decrease your risk of falling.
I wish you the best of luck and don't hesitate to write to me with any questions.
--Karena Thek Lineback