Lauve Metcalfe, MS, CWC, FAWHP, is a licensed wellness coach, educator, and organizational health consultant specializing in marketing and program development of wellness information to consumers. She served on the faculty at the University of Arizona College of Medicine for over 18 years and has over 30 years of experience as a practitioner for worksite and community projects involving weight management, health promotion, childhood obesity, and the effects of exercise on bone mass. She is the author of Reshaping Your Body, Rethinking Your Mind, a book and correspondence course addressing weight loss and body image concerns of women. She is also a coauthor of The BEST Exercise Program for Osteoporosis Prevention. Lauve serves on the board of directors for the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion. She is a former president of the National Fitness Leaders Association, was a clinician for the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and the program director for the Great American Workout at the White House for President George W. Bush, and is a delegate for the Medical Wellness Association. Lauve received her master of science degree in administration, supervision, and curriculum development of health promotion from Florida State University. She earned 7 intercollegiate letters in volleyball, softball, and basketball at the University of Miami and continues to live an active lifestyle through hiking, cycling, and howling at the moon on a regular basis.
The BEST (Bone, Estrogen, Strength Training) study was one of the largest funded National Institutes of Health research projects to look at the effect of strength training on preventing osteoporosis and sarcopenia in postmenopausal women. Osteoporosis is called the silent disease because it goes unnoticed until the person is diagnosed with low bone density and has a significant risk of fracture. After the age of 40, inactive adults lose a quarter to a third of a pound of muscle a year and gain that much weight in body fat. The loss of bone and muscle mass and the accumulation of body fat are contributing factors to the loss of strength, the development of obesity, and the increase in disability in postmenopausal women.
Strength Training for Postmenopausal Women shares the results of the BEST program, presents the BEST exercises for maintaining bone and muscle mass in women, and details the latest strategies for exercise adherence, including psychological, social, and wellness concepts that support sustained exercise effort.
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