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This continuing education exam is delivered online and tests your knowledge after viewing the webinar Strength Training for Postmenopausal Women. Upon successful completion of this exam, you will be able to retrieve your certificate of completion from the My Courses/Transcripts area of the Education Center and submit it to your certifying organization. Instructions for retrieving this certificate, as well as information on taking the exam, will be e-mailed to you when your order is complete.
About the Webinar
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.
A continuing education course for personal trainers and health and
fitness professionals working with postmenopausal women.
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.
“As a personal trainer, I will definitely keep the concepts of this
course in my mind as I train my 50+ clients.”
M. Knapp—Basking Ridge, NJ
“All of my clients are postmenopausal women. I will be able to use
what I’ve learned to meet their needs more effectively.”
B. Townsend—Pittsboro, NC
“I will implement the 6 BEST Exercises to increase bone mass for my
women and men and educate them on bone health and prevention of
P. Wessel—Lincoln, NE
"I valued the extensive 10-year study and its results, pinpointing
the 6 BEST exercises and programming for postmenopausal women. This
course was very informative."
M. Bridges—Raleigh , NC
“I gained valuable information concerning the prevention of bone loss
and the importance of strength training for women over 40.”