Jump into Action to Strengthen your Bones

Written by Susan Brady

The influence exercise has on bone mineral density and overall bone strength is both well documented, and undeniable. Anytime you put stress on your bones, you are increasing the bones’ density. One of the most effective exercises that contribute to bone strength and density are weight bearing exercises through the production of force through the bones.

Bones will respond to weight training in much the same way muscles do; by increasing in mass and strength. That being said, for the chosen exercise to be most effective, strength or resistance training my very well be the best choice; even in short bursts. One study conducted on premenopausal women showed those who did 20 jumps per day showed a significant increase in the density of bone in the hip area. In yet another study, older men who hopped on one foot for two minutes per day showed a substantial increase in bone health.

Jumping! Hopping! Sounds pretty crazy! Right? Most older people would probably think while this would probably be fun for the young, it would most likely be less so for older adults with aging joints. However, a safe and progressive jumping program may very well be exactly what the doctor ordered. Allow Nurtured Bones to devise and help you implement a jumping program specifically designed to promote your bone health.

**PLEASE NOTE** Whenever starting a new exercise program, extreme caution should be exercised first and foremost, especially in those suffering from osteoporosis. Exercising unsupervised could lead to your falling or cause other injury. Always consult your physician prior to beginning any new exercise regimen.

Learn more about your exercising for stronger bones and better bone health by contacting Susan today at 703 738 4230. Or, schedule your FREE CONSULTATION with Susan today to learn more about her BONES program, and if it’s right for you!

Osteoporosis Nutrition

After being diagnosed with osteoporosis, I began sifting through all the information available on nutrition and osteoporosis, but it was confusing and time consuming. Even though I thought my diet was good, Susan gave me advice on how to make it even better! I benefited very much from Susan’s nutritional advice and guidance for safe and effective exercises. My recent bone scan showed improvements in both my hip and my spine, so I am encouraged that all the changes that I have made are working! ~ M.R.

Proper Exercise and Nutrition

“Susan Brady is very knowledgeable about osteoporosis. In 2016, I was diagnosed with osteoporosis in my lower back. Through proper exercise and nutrition, Susan was able to guide me towards a regimen that would in turn almost reverse my symptoms. Because of her method, I have been able to curb my bone loss, gain strength, and improve my overall health. I feel that I am on the road to a happier, healthier lifestyle thanks to Susan.”~ B.L.

Prescription Holiday

Initially, I went to Susan Brady because my family doctor told me to take a holiday from the prescription bone density medicine that I had been taking it for many years. I avoid dairy since I am lactose intolerant and sensitive to dairy protein. I was confident that Susan could recommend a superior quality calcium, balanced with other supplements that would help provide the nutrients I needed for bone health. In addition to recommendations for supplements, she has evaluated my diet and my exercise regimen, making suggestions as needed. With guidance from Susan I have been able to maintain bone health without additional bone density medicine for several years now. ~K.N.

Surgery Rehabilitation

While providing rehabilitation after my two hip surgeries, Susan also educated me in the importance of proper nutrition for strengthening my bones and improving my bone density. She encouraged me to eat an alkaline-based diet and to eliminate the junk food I was so fond of. Not only did I heal quickly, but also the doctors were amazed by the rapid bone growth as noted on my x-rays. I continue to include chia and pumpkin seeds in my diet, as well as other foods that are alkaline based. I honestly have Susan to thank for this complete transformation in my diet which has allowed me to go back to wearing heels which I thought I would never be able to do again. Nutrition matters. I am a perfect example of good bones from good food!” ~R.G.

Alkaline Based Diet

While providing rehabilitation after my two hip surgeries, Susan also educated me in the importance of proper nutrition for strengthening my bones and improving my bone density. She encouraged me to eat an alkaline-based diet and to eliminate the junk food I was so fond of. Not only did I heal quickly, but also the doctors were amazed by the rapid bone growth as noted on my x-rays. I continue to include chia and pumpkin seeds in my diet, as well as other foods that are alkaline based. I honestly have Susan to thank for this complete transformation in my diet which has allowed me to go back to wearing heels which I thought I would never be able to do again. Nutrition matters — I am a perfect example of good bones from good food! ~R.G.

Susan modeling Weighted Vest

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