Many of my clients and readers of this blog use weighted vests to supplement their osteoporosis exercise program. In an earlier blog, I wrote about weighted vests for osteoporosis and we also did a comprehensive review the different brands of weighted vests.
Clients who visit me at Function to Fitness Physiotherapy (my Physiotherapy studio in Ottawa) or who subscribe to this blog frequently ask for my opinion on exercise equipment – particularly as it relates to their osteoporosis exercise program or their fitness goals.
As many of you know, I encourage many of my clients to include walking as a part of their osteoporosis exercise program. There are many benefits. Brisk walking has been shown to reduce your risk of hip fracture.
Depending on what part of the world you live in, the winter months can be a challenging time for you and your pursuit of your outside activities. When ice or snow are in your path, your favorite exercise activity, whether it is walking or nordic walking, could lead to a fall. And for those of [...]
The MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones Program offers different exercise programs for people at different activity levels and fracture risk. A single one-size-fits-all osteoporosis exercise program with weight bearing exercises will not meet the needs of a large and diverse group of people. As a result, I incorporate physio (or exercise) ball exercises into the [...]
Weighted vests are popular with people who want to incorporate weight bearing exercises into their osteoporosis exercise program. Since publishing my written and video reviews of 5 weighted vests, I have received questions on the specific use of the vests. Some people find weighted vests can cause discomfort when used during their weight bearing exercises/activities [...]
In a recent post I discussed the effectiveness of the Power Plate for increasing bone density and bone quality. I expect some of you may be interested in the specific exercise programs of the Power Plate and Resistant groups (1). I have summarized the exercise programs below (in as much detail as the researchers provided [...]
I recently wrote an article on Whole Body Vibration (WBV) platforms. Recent research indicates that using a Whole Body Vibration will not increase the density or quality of your bone. Shortly after I wrote my article, several readers asked me if using a product called the Power Plate Vibrating Plate (PPVP) would be an effective [...]
After I posted my review of weighted vests for osteoporosis, I had a number of questions regarding the different vests. With the help of two of my clients we address these questions. This is the video review of the all of the vests that we tried.
After I completed and posted my review of weighted vests for osteoporosis, I thought that I should do a video review of each of the vests. This is the video review of the MiR Weighted Vest.