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    Exercise for Your Bone Health Webinar
    Karen Kemmis, PT, DPT, MS posted:
    Next Wednesday, September 22, I will be presenting an educational webinar titled "Exercise for Your Bone Health." You will be able to watch the webinar from your computer and/or listen by telephone. The event will take place from 2 pm - 3 pm EST. To register for this free event, or to learn more, visit or call 1-866-702-3278. I hope you can attend this program.
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    phototaker responded:
    This sounds very interesting, Karen. I read your credentials.
    I most likely will be able to do listen from my computer. I was glad to see it was free. I just got back my 3rd bone density test.

    Even though I'm still in the oseopenia catagory, according to my health facility, I'm close to osteoporosis in my hip area. My plans were to try weight training and/or this new UJam class which involves dancing and weight lifting. I already do zumba, walking, and swimming(I know swimming is not weight bearing, but is good for my balance). I used to do yoga and pilates, but it just hurt too much the whole hour I did those classes. I also have arthritis in my neck, spondliothesis in my lower back, and have overcome after three years, two frozen shoulders. Dancing seems to be the best exercise so far for me, as I don't feel like I'm exercising, and it doesn't hurt my back or neck if I don't bounce, jump, or twist during my zumba exercises and occasional west coast swing dancing at a club.

    I'll be interested in seeing the exercises you recommend for bone health. The rolfer I went to see for my frozen shoulder is an arm/hand specialist in my area. She has a friend who does "gentle" yoga, and wanted me to try it. I haven't done that yet. Right now I'm happy with what I'm doing, BUT my bone density did go down after two years. The first year, I wasn't doing this rigorous exercise I do now, for the past 16 months. I also was diagnosed with diabetes II, 3 years ago, and am controlling this with no medicine, using diet and exercise alone.

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