Strong Bones Bounce: Another Benefit of A Strong Backside

You’ve heard about the benefits of weight-bearing exercise for strengthening your bones.

Being straight and having a strong backside puts the pressure of being upright on your bones, where it belongs. That lets your bones become strong.

And you can read about preventing osteoporosis with good posture (which you can create with the SimpleStrengthening exercises.)

I’m here to testify…

I kind of hate to admit it, but from time to time, I trip.

I had a lovely “trip” just a few days ago. A five-point landing. No one applauded, but I’m quite sure it was very impressive.

And, once again, I did not break any bones.

And, I am grateful.

How do I keep my bones strong and healthy?

Let me count the ways:

1. Plenty of sunshine (creates vitamin D.) Bones need vitamin D to absorb calcium from your food. (D3 is the best type.)

Most people in the northern United States are deficient in Vitamin D. This happens because you don’t get enough sunshine on your skin for one reason or another. Your doctor can do a blood test to check if you are deficient, if you want.

A good time to get sunshine is while you are…

2. Walking. Walking is weight-bearing exercise. So is being on your feet while you watch TV.

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How Do Good Posture and Simple Strengthening Prevent Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is not something we want to have.  What we really want are strong, healthy bones.

So, I’m going to tell you about the most common cause of osteoporosis.

It’s really common to see people with their heads Continue reading

Considering Walking for Knee Pain Relief? Walking Will Help Your Knee Pain

I was starting to have “crabby” knees, and decided I had to do something about it.

I remembered working with a man who had severe damage to both knees.  He told me he could walk without pain, even on stairs, as long as he kept the muscles around his knees strong.  He did this with machine weight training.

I thought about him, and decided Continue reading

Legs Feeling Weak Or Achey? How Balancing Can Help Your Legs Get Stronger

If your legs feel weak, or achey, here’s a solution for you.

We were built for movement and when we don’t move enough – when we spend too much time in a chair or car – our leg muscles get out of balance and lose strength.  Balance and strength occur when we use our legs. When we use our legs, and they are strong, we feel stable instead of weak.

When your legs are out of balance – some muscles are weaker than others – then you get aches and pains in your legs.  When your muscles are out of balance, they pull on the bones in a different way than they are supposed to.  This causes arthritis.

Some savvy doctors Continue reading

Pain Between Your Shoulder Blades? How To Get Rid Of Shoulder Blade Pain

If I were to ask you what causes the pain between your shoulder blades, what would you say?

Would you tell me the cause was stress? Overwork? Old age? Arthritis? Or from your nerves or bones?

Would you be surprised if I told you that the cause was most likely… Continue reading

Got back pain?

Does your back hurt now more than it used to?

Do you have back pain between your shoulder blades?  Is the pain more on your dominant side?

Or, is it more lower back pain and/or your neck?

There are many possible causes for back pain and muscles are the usual culprit!  Honest!  Muscles!

That’s good news, because Continue reading

Simple Strengthening Tip #3 – Upper Back

There is a reason for your upper back pain.

Most of the time we hold our shoulders in a rolled forward position.  Our head and shoulders are in front of our body during virtually all of our activities.

As a result, the muscles in our back get Continue reading