Simple Exercises for Healthy Bones

Christina Lasich, MD Health Pro December 23, 2012
  • If you have osteoporosis, then you need an osteoporosis-specific exercise plan. A prescription for exercise should address your five basic physical fitness needs: flexibility, muscle strength, core stability, cardiovascular fitness, and gait steadiness. For those with bone health problems, two of tho...

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  • Pam Flores
    Health Guide
    Dec. 24, 2012

    Thanks Dr. Lasich!  I do the Flamingo everyday!  I tried doing it with my eyes closed, but didn't last that long.  I'm not recommending anyone do this with your eyes closed, but the balance attained is great.  I'm lucky I have good balance, and this is probably maintaining it since, I've been doing it for years.

     

    MERRY CHRISTMAS~

    • Christina Lasich, MD
      Health Pro
      Dec. 27, 2012

      Thanks Pam,

       

      I too have been practicing a single leg stance like a flamingo for years. I actually do it with my eyes closed if my foot is on a stable surface or I do it with my eyes open when I'm on a wobble board.

       

      For those that have difficulty standing on one leg, I also recommend an alternative way to improve balance using a Swiss Exercise ball...

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      Thanks Pam,

       

      I too have been practicing a single leg stance like a flamingo for years. I actually do it with my eyes closed if my foot is on a stable surface or I do it with my eyes open when I'm on a wobble board.

       

      For those that have difficulty standing on one leg, I also recommend an alternative way to improve balance using a Swiss Exercise ball (you know the Big balls at the gym). Sitting on the ball with feet together and eyes open or closed is a great way to watch TV (like the Rose Parade) and exercise and the same time.

       

      Peace and blessings in the New Year.

       

      Dr. Christina Lasich, MD

    • Pam Flores
      Health Guide
      Dec. 27, 2012

      Thanks...I'll try that!  I have a Swiss Ball and used it in front of the computer until I realized it was too low for the monitor.  Don't they use those Swiss balls in schools in Japan?  It's suppose to increase concentration and learning skills.  Interesting that balancing would have that type of affect on your brain.