Tag Archives: osteopenia

What You Need to Know about Your Bone Health

Fit to a T, What You Need To Know About Your Bone Health and Osteoporosis from U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative on Vimeo.

Fit to a T – La información que usted quisiera tener acera de su salud ósea y Osteoporosis from U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative on Vimeo.

Heel Ultrasound is not the best assessment for osteoporosis

BONESense on Heel Ultrasounds


There are many ultrasound machines in the community – at the drug store, your doctor’s office and especially at health fairs. Is a heel ultrasound screening worth removing your shoe for? Probably not.

Here’s why>>

Learn more about American Bone Health.

Recommended Reading: Yoga for Osteoporosis

 I just bought a great new book: Yoga for Osteoporosis: The Complete Guide.

The authors – a physician and an Anusara Yoga instructor – provide both the clinical background on osteoporosis and the rationale for using yoga to combat osteoporosis and osteopenia.

“Yoga promotes balance, increases range of motion and strength, improves manual learning skills, brings relaxation, lowers blood pressure, counters spasticity, generates no impact, and stretches the muscles against themselves, exerting many hundred pounds of pressure on the bones to which they are attached, but in a gradual, nontraumatic and self-regulating way.” (p.75)

Three chapters focus on sets of traditional yoga poses, with modifications for osteoporosis and osteopenia. 

  • Poses That Focus on Bone Strength
  • Poses That Focus on Muscle Strength
  • Poses That Focus on Balance

The poses are based on traditional Iyengar and Anusara alignments and modifications and use props (chairs, tables, walls, blocks, bolsters, etc.) to make the poses accessible and beneficial.

Yoga for Osteoporosis: The Complete Guide 
“Classical yoga poses, as well as physiologically sound adapted poses, are presented with easy-to-follow instructions and photographs.”  (Amazon’s review)