The people at Hyperwear just introduced their next generation weighted vest, the Hyper Vest Elite. They asked me to review the vest and share my finding with you. Here goes! Hyperwear Hyper Vest Elite Hyperwear builds the best weighted vests on the market today. Four years ago I reviewed … [Read more...] about Hyper Vest Elite Review
Osteoporosis Exercise Equipment
Osteoporosis Exercise Equipment
In this section I cover equipment you might use for your osteoporosis exercise program. Although the MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones Program requires a minimum of equipment, there are times when people like the latest gear. I present information on this osteoporosis exercise equipment here. Equipment I discuss includes weighted vests, gym equipment, whole body vibration platforms and other gear.
The rebounder trampoline is a popular exercise equipment. Readers ask me if using the rebounder trampoline will build bone density and improve skeletal health. They also ask if the rebounder is safe to use for someone with osteoporosis or low bone density and are there better exercise alternatives … [Read more...] about Rebounder Trampoline
A reader recently told me that she was unable to wear a weighted vest and asked if I could I recommend a waist weight belt for walking and aerobic exercise. She wondered in the waist weight belt could increase weight bearing load on bones while exercising and increase bone density. Table … [Read more...] about Can a Waist Weight Belt Increase Bone Density?
Many of the exercises in your exercise program (and a number in Exercise for Better Bones and Strengthen Your Core) use an exercise ball. For you personal safety, I strongly encourage you to use a burst resistant exercise ball. In the video, I explain why this piece of exercise equipment is so … [Read more...] about Use a Burst Resistant Exercise Ball
I have been spent a fair amount of time evaluating hip protectors for osteoporosis clients. In this video I talk to the CEO of Impact Active Hip Protectors — one of the leading hip protectors for osteoporosis — and discuss a recent study on their performance. Update on Impact Active Hip … [Read more...] about Hip Protectors
A reader in Los Angeles contacted me and asked my opinion on the Hyper Vest Pro Weight Vest from Hyperwear for osteoporosis exercise. Weighted vests are a popular exercise items for people with osteoporosis who want to weight bear throughout their body when they exercise or are active throughout … [Read more...] about Hyper Vest Pro Review
Slippery walking conditions created by ice can lead to falls and debilitating fractures. Many of my clients avoid walking outdoors during winter for fear of falling. It does not have to be this way. Well-designed ice cleats for boots or your shoes can provide the stability you need to walk with … [Read more...] about Ice Cleats for Boots Review
Ginger is a new client of mine. She uses the IronWear Weighted Vest. Ginger recently visited my clinic and asked that I review her exercise program. While reviewing her exercise routine, Ginger showed me the vest. Meet Ginger She has a small build and is concerned about her bone health and, … [Read more...] about IronWear Weighted Vest for Women Review
I have a simple tip to make your nordic walking poles safer. Try the LEKI Nordic Walking pole tips for studded traction. Depending on what part of the world you live in, the winter months can be a challenging time for you and your pursuit of your outside activities. When ice or snow are in your … [Read more...] about Nordic Walking Pole Tips
Will the Power Plate Vibration Machine alone increase your bone density? Is the Power Plate a good exercise routine for people with osteoporosis? I recently wrote an article on Whole Body Vibration (WBV) platforms. Recent research indicates that using a Whole Body Vibration will not increase the … [Read more...] about Power Plate Review • Will It Increase Bone Density?
I asked several clients to help me do this weighted vest for osteoporosis review. We took a bunch of vests that we had and each person tried a couple of osteoporosis vests. Each person provided a personal weighted vest review. They discussed how they use them to exercise, workout, during daily … [Read more...] about Weighted Vest for Osteoporosis Review
Periodically clients ask me if they should invest in a whole body vibration machine to treat their osteoporosis. My preferred Physical Therapy modality is, of course, an evidence-based osteoporosis exercise program tailored to their needs. However, some clients have mobility limitations, in which … [Read more...] about Whole Body Vibration Therapy for Osteoporosis and Bone Density
I am a Physiotherapist who works in long term care settings and have to treat patients who have a fall. I find that hip protectors are an important strategy to reduce the risk of a hip fracture. I have tried a number of hip protectors and I find that the Posey Hip Protectors are the best for my … [Read more...] about Posey Hip Protectors Review
I am a Physical Therapist and I specialize in treating patients with osteoporosis. I recently had the opportunity to test the Juvent 1000 Dynamic Motion Therapy (DMT) Platform at a Physical Therapy training course. I decided to evaluate the whole body vibration Juvent 1000 Dynamic Motion Platform … [Read more...] about Juvent 1000 Dynamic Motion Therapy Platform Review