Yoga For Osteoporosis: Book Reveiw– Women over 45

Women are as Likely to Die from Hip Fracture as Breast Cancer!

Listen to these terrifying facts:

  • Osteoporosis is responsible for 1.5 million fractures per year
  • 1/3 of women will fracture their hip before the age of 80
  • After reaching the age of 50, the mortality rate of in the first year following a hip fracture is 25%

Forty-four million Americans suffer from low bone mass. Drugs and surgeries can alleviate pain, but study after study has shown that exercise is the best treatment, specifically low-impact, bone-strengthening exercises- hence, yoga. YOGA FOR OSTEOPOROSIS: The Complete Guide is a comprehensive, user-friendly medical yoga program designed for the management and prevention of osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis leads to painful fractures due to loss of bone mass; yoga strengthens bones without endangering joints; it stands to reason that yoga is the perfect therapy for osteoporosis. In their book Dr. Loren Fishman, and Ellen Saltonstall, who between them have seven decades of clinical experience, help readers understand osteoporosis and give a spectrum of exercises for beginners and experts. In the book, the authors discuss:

§       How to identify risk factors for osteoporosis and use yoga to counteract them
§       Yoga as a supplement and/or alternative to prescription medicine
§       The misconception of osteoporosis as a disease that strictly affects women
§       The under-diagnosis of men with osteoporosis

Still Blonde small Chief Blonde remarks:  I found the book Yoga for Osteoporosis sobering.  My mom has Osteoporosis.  My grandmother died from her body literally breaking apart.  Yet, I sit here day after day, and do nothing.  Why?  Lazy?  I would say just plain STUPID.  So after reading this book, not only can I highly recommend it, but I am getting out my Wii and starting the Yoga exercise plan.   Check back with me and hold me accountable.

The book contain over 350 illustrations, varied exercises depending on your Osteoporosis stage, and many helpful tips to push and convince you to get off your butt now BEFORE it’s too late.

Tell me, what do you do to prevent bone loss?

Blog Note:  Chief Blonde was given a review copy of the book Yoga for Osteoporosis.