Pilates for Buff Bones

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by Wendie Marlais, Pilates by Marlais

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Posted on October 29, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Osteoporosis effects 1 in every 2 women and 1 in every 4 men aged 50 and older during their lives (National Osteoporosis Foundation 2005) and most fractures are caused by the stresses of everyday life.  As the disease progresses, bones can become so vulnerable that fractures can occur spontaneously or by doing something as natural as coughing or sneezing. 

Knowing these facts, I took them seriously for clients, but didn't really relate to them personally until I was diagnosed with Osteopenia (Osteopenia refers to bone mineral density (BMD) that is lower than normal peak BMD but not low enough to be classified as osteoporosis).  Pilates for Buff Bones is a unique, Pilates-based workout that uses bone-strengthening techniques while emphasizing alignment and balance.  It targets the butt, hips arms and back, while giving the whole body a terrific workout. 

The DVD that Wendie refers to in this segment "Pilates for Buff Bones" is a excellent resource to work on bone health and has been endorsed by Richard Carmona M.D. 17th U.S. Surgeon General of the United States.  It was also voted a Readers' Choice Winner in 2012 on www.About.com.

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