Exercise Variety Keeps it Interesting
Josephine talks about the nature of the exercises in her exercise routine. She likes the fact that there is variety in the exercises and notes that there are strength training and weight bearing cardiovascular exercises. She also mentions that the new exercises create a learning challenge.
The MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones Program was designed with variety in mind.
- Research has shown that bones need to be surprised and challenged.
- An osteoporosis exercise program must include more than weight bearing exercises. Strength, balance, flexibility, and cardiovascular are all important components of a comprehensive osteoporosis exercise program.
- An interesting byproduct of this approach is that the client stays engaged in her Program because she is challenged and must learn new things. An exercise routine with too much routine will lose the client.
Easy Access to Reference Material
Josephine likes that she can use the MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones Program printed manual and online content for easy reference. It gives her the confidence that she is doing the exercises properly.
Home Workout Convenience
In the video, Josephine states that she finds going to the gym once she is at home to be a challenge. In fact, if she was required to go to the gym it may become a barrier to her staying with her exercise program.
Instead, she is able to do her MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones Program in the convenience of her home with minimum equipment.
How I Work with Clients
I frequently get these questions from a new client:
- What are the best osteoporosis exercises?
- Is exercise for osteoporosis patients different than exercise for the general population?
- What type of strength training osteoporosis exercises should I incorporate into my program?
- Do I have a specific osteoporosis exercise prescription, osteoporosis exercise guidelines or osteoporosis exercise plan for people who consult with me?
I start each osteoporosis patient with a detailed assessment and then give an osteoporosis exercise prescription appropriate to their individual needs.
A lot of my time is spent educating patients on the best osteoporosis exercises for them, the specific osteoporosis exercise guidelines they should follow, what they need to know to strengthen their bones, improve their balance, and reduce their risk of fracture. I explain to them what is happening to their bones, and what exercises and activities they need to avoid or modify.
My objective is to build their confidence and show them how to maintain their independent lifestyle.
However, I find that unless the patient has access to videos or printed material, they do not retain all that I share with them. I started the online service, MelioGuide, several years ago to address this need.