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Build bone strength and prevent bone loss with Action Plan for Osteoporosis. Based on the most recent research, this exercise-based plan allows you to take an active role in improving the health of your musculoskeletal system and is a more effective way to manage the condition than dietary changes or medications alone.
Learn how to assess your risk level and then choose the best exercises to boost bone health, muscle strength, mobility, and balance. Prevent bone loss and reduce the likelihood of falls with the right combination of nutrition, the latest medications, and fitness. Use one of the sample programs provided or learn how to tailor a program to meet your own needs.
Developed in cooperation with the American College of Sports Medicine, Action Plan for Osteoporosis is the healthy way to manage osteoporosis. Take action now to feel and function better, and add quality years to your life.
Chapter 1. Thriving With Osteoporosis Chapter 2. Finding Ways to Prevent Falls Chapter 3. Understanding the Right Way to Approach Activity Chapter 4. Laying a Foundation for Bone Health Through Exercise Chapter 5. Evaluating Your Baseline Fitness Chapter 6. Creating a Customized Exercise Plan Chapter 7. Benefiting From Proper Technique Chapter 8. Making Wise Nutritional Choices Chapter 9. Considering the Pros and Cons of Medication Chapter 10. Charting Progress and Staying Motivated
Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD is an exercise physiologist who has conducted research in the field of bone health and osteoporosis for more than a decade. She has aided in the development of exercise programs that improve bone health and reduce fall risk in adults, including the elderly, and she has obtained funding, including a grant from NASA, to develop and test exercise programs to reduce fracture risk in a variety of populations.
Winters-Stone earned her PhD in human performance from Oregon State University and her master's degree in exercise science from the University of California at Davis. Her research has been published in various outlets and presented at scientific meetings in both academic and community class settings. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, and the Oregon Gerontological Association.
Winters-Stone resides in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and their two young sons, where she remains active through running, weight training, and hiking.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is more than the world's leader in the sports medicine and exercise science—it is an association of people and professions exploring the use of that science and physical activity to make life healthier for all people.
Since 1954, ACSM has been committed to the promotion of physical activity and the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sport-related injuries. With more than 20,000 international, national, and regional chapter members in 80 countries, ACSM is internationally known as the leading source of state-of-the-art research and information on sports medicine and exercise science. Through ACSM, health and fitness professionals representing a variety of disciplines work to improve the quality of life for people around the world through health and fitness research, education, and advocacy.
A large part of ACSM's mission is devoted to public awareness and education about the positive aspects of physical activity for people of all ages from all walks of life. ACSM's physicians, researchers, and educators have created tools for the public, ranging in scope from starting an exercise program to avoiding or treating sport injuries.
ACSM's National Center is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, widely recognized as the amateur sports capitol of the nation. To learn more about ACSM, visit www.acsm.org.