Mayo Clinic Connect
Has anyone had any experience with this company?
Hello @suemer, I'd like to invite @debbiem and @lexusgs300 who have both talked about osteostrong on Connect.
This is from the National Osteoporosis Foundation, https://www.nof.org/patients/patient-support/faq/: "In summary, the scientific community has long known the benefits of high-intensity resistance and impact exercise on BMD. While the high-intensity BioDensity exercise program may be beneficial for increasing BMD in adults, the evidence presented does not demonstrate efficacy of the OsteoStrong™ program on BMD outcomes. Furthermore, we do not know how it compares to the benefits of the current NOF recommendations for weight bearing and resistance exercise. Further research is warranted before the benefits of the OsteoStrong™ program can be determined."
In short, it looks as though OsteoStrong can have some benefits for certain patients because of the known beneficial impacts of high-intensity resistance training. As always, it is best to consult with your physician when starting any exercise program. @suemer, are you looking at starting an exercise routine to help with osteoporosis?
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I am already doing a 1 hour balance class every week, 1 1 hour strength and conditioning class with weights, etc each week and 1 40 minute physical therapy resistance training once a week. I have been on the last 2 mentioned for about 3 years and I just started the balance class a few months ago. So I wasn't going to replace any of these but if OsteoStrong is really high intensity resistance, I wouldn't want to do that. My physical therapist won't let me run on a treadmill!
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@suemer, I am not familiar with the exact program of OsteoStrong, so I cannot say how high-intensity they are. The workouts may very well be tailored to each participant. It sounds as though you are quite active already, but maybe looking to supplement your current routine. Has your current regimen of activity helped? To be fair, lots of research out there that points to treadmills not being the best option for many people.
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@suemer It sounds like you are doing quite a lot already. I am trying to do a lot also. I was supposed to resume PT for my osteoporosis on Monday but due to current circumstances the PT place has temporarily closed.
@JustinMcClanahan I had been told that the treadmill, while not the best for osteoporosis, is helpful. My PT said it would be better for me than walking on the track at my health club, you tend to have more impact on the treadmill even when you are just walking as I am. Also, the elliptical is not as good but then recently I saw that it can be good because of the resistance it provides! It gets very confusing, that's for sure. I prefer the elliptical, it's the only way I can get some good cardio in, but I generally stick with the treadmill before I move on to the weight resistance equipment.
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I am posting this in a number of discussions. I don't know if the exercises will include some that are good for osteoporosis but unless you have conditions that cause limitations, any exercise may help.
This is for those of you who have Facebook accounts and are interested in some exercise geared to seniors, tomorrow at 11:30 there is an online exercise class sponsored by Silver Sneakers. You can sign up for it here:
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@contentandwell Thanks, JK, I just shared this on my personal FB page!
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@hopeful33250 See you there! It will be available on video afterward also.
@contentandwell, thank you for adding more thoughts on the treadmill. I was thinking of the treadmill from an impact injury standpoint while running, not from a more low-impact from walking. I could see how it is beneficial in that way. I didn't intend for my thought on treadmills to read as advice or expertise, but I now see how it could look that way and I appreciate your added input.
@JustinMcClanahan The possibility of falling is why I would never fun — I always have a firm grip on the handles. I like seeing my heart rate too which is only possible if you hold them. My watch does tell heart rate but I don't want to keep looking down at my wrist.
I did fall once on the treadmill, I was overly confident and tried to step off onto the sides so I could read something on the screen – it disappeared when you stopped! I didn't move the second foot quickly enough and fell. I was able to get right back up again and continue but it was embarrassing and left me with a huge bruise on my lower leg.
@JustinMcClanahan Hi, I had a nine hour surgery and have soft bones. Now on Tymlos. Would Osteostrong help to increase my bone density?
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