Thursday

Exercise! One Way I Am Fighting Osteoporosis ~ Sit And Be Fit! Host Mary Ann Wilson, RN

A few weeks ago, my Doctor told me my osteoporosis was back.  I was diagnosed with it many years ago but reversed it through diet.  Or that is how I think I reversed it.    Now, it's back and I am going to try anything I can to reverse it again. I do mean anything!!  So if you have any ideas,.. I am open to them.
I had read that you can possibly reverse it through exercise.  The thing is, you need to know the correct exercises to do.

Sit And Be Fit, Easy Fitness For Seniors, With Host Mary Ann Wilson, RN does just that.   I do want to tell you though, these exersises in this DVD set seems to be more for beginners or those that do not get around well.   They are too easy for me, but I did get a lot of information from the Sit And Be Fit 2 DVD Set.   The basic fundamentals of what I need to do are there.  I just need to step it up a few notches.

If you have a friend or family member who is not very active or for some reason can't do most standing exercises.... this is the workout you want for them.

Sit And Be Fit ~ 2 Complete Workouts ~ Osteoporosis Workout And Brain Workout
The Sit And Be Fit workouts feature Mary Ann Wilson, from the popular television series. The Osteoporosis Workout is a series of exercises designed to improve postural stability, core strengh and balance control.  The Brain Workout leads viewers through a fun and challenging program designed to keep the mind flexible and alert.
Disc 1 Osteoporisis Workout
Seated Warm-up Exercises
Seated Circulation Exercises
Seated or Standing Leg Strengthening
Seated or Standing Balance Exercises
Seated or Standing Leg Stretches

Disc 2 Brain Workout
Seated Body Tapping Exercises
Seated Multitasking Exercises
Seated Perceptual Motor Fitness
Seated Brain Flexibility & Coordination
Standing Mental and Physical Agility
Standing Balance for the Brain & Body

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Of course, I alway try the exercises out to see how I like them.  This one, Sit & Be Fit would be great for my Mother In Law.  But, I know she won't do them.  Why is that?  These older people will complain this or that hurts, but they won't get off their duff to exercise.







So what do all of you do to keep your bones fit?

37 comments:

  1. I know you need weight exercises too to keep them fit. With my crummy bones that helps a lot

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  2. Good for you for not taking the diagnosis sitting down. Too many people get a bad diagnosis and think there is nothing they can do about it.

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  3. Great post and reminders - I had completely forgotten about exercise and fighting Osteoporosis - I do walk and jog - need to add those weights for sure - and my arms would look so much nicer too! Thank you :)

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    1. I think a little weight training is important for all of us.

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    2. Agreed. Which is why I feel terrible. I've never lifted, ever.

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  4. I love to lift. That and my love of milk makes for some pretty tough bones! Lifting is a great way to strengthen bones if you can do it.

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  5. I've never lifted, I'm terrible. I like to run and even that, I haven't done in a while. You are inspiring though and make me want to step up my gain heavily! I need to get going on all of this!

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  6. That's too bad your Mother-in-law wouldn't do them. Travis' parents are like that. They complain about everything, and won't do a thing about it.

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  7. Oh you made me laugh! The younger folks complain also about their pains and then won't do anything about it. I think it sometimes takes a doctor looking at them in the eye and telling them.. do it now or else.

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  8. Considering how much I sit, I think I better check this out. Time for a bone density test again soon too!

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  9. It's good that they have workout videos for all ages. Everyone deserves to feel good about themselves.

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  10. My mom had osteoporosis, so I try everything I can not to get it! Especially since I already have degenerative disc disease.

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  11. I love the idea of rubber bands, I need to get some of those. My kids have been sick and I've been stuck at home sitting with them (don't mean that in a bad way). I really craved some exercise, I wish I had this with me. It's only been 3 days without it but I really want to do it. I totally understand your desire to stay fit even when you have to sit (which is not easy for some of us).

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  12. This would be something that I would benefit from a lot. I do a lot of sitting due to the nature of my job. When I do that my ankle becomes to weak to handle me being on it for long periods of time. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  13. I didn't know you could thwart it. Good luck to you, I hope you do find a way to reverse it again!

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  14. We have a weight lifting machine and free weights. Like to mix that in with cardio.

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  15. Good for you. I have arthritis and it is horrible. :( Amber N

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  16. I do a lot of aerobic and dance exercises. I really need to add the weights back in. I was told a few years back I have the bones of a 70 year old, so I need to make an effort to keep them healthy!

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  17. I just started working out again with my nerve damage. I love your outlook and positive ATTITUDE it is so refreshing

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  18. I have to show my grandmother these exercises I think she would really find them helpful.

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  19. This does sounds like the perfect DVD for senior citizens. I am wondering if my mom would do some of these.

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  20. I don't do enough, certainly, and I do sit for a lot of my work. I need to make it a priority to get the blood pumping more often!

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  21. Good for you! You are one fit lady and an inspiration.

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  22. Sounds like an interesting program. I do running and lifting weights, and take my calcium every day. Osteoporosis runs in the family.

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  23. staying active is key for fighting osteo! This is a good way to get exercise in at work if you have a desk job and get a little creative (and don't mind the occasional strange look).

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  24. I too think you are very helpful. I am interested to learn more too. My knee joints hurt so bad two years ago, I couldn't walk straight. I started with an amazing chiropractor and now walking a mile every other day and doing posture exercises too. I don't hurt when I walk anymore. You inspire me too and you are right...we just have to try to keep moving. Hope your MIL accepts your help. She's blessed to have you!

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  25. Sit and be fit is something anyone can do. Nice that exercise doesn't have to be strainuous

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  26. Mama used to say that in order to live healthym, you have to stay active, it doesn't matter how you do it. Good for you for staying active.

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  27. This is really great. It's fabulous that there's exercises available for those who are less mobile.

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  28. Oh this is wonderful! I'm glad that there are ways to fight osteoporosis!

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  29. I love this! This would be a great workout for my Grandma. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. It's great to know that there are exercises available to suit people in all physical levels. This would be great for my mother who suffers with back issues.

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  31. I'm so glad for this exercise post, this is so perfect for my mother. I have been trying to get her to work out since she always complains about her bones aching.

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  32. My sister needs this program! I think it could help her get her body moving, since she has such a hard time.

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  33. I take vitamin D and magnesium plus occasional calcium. I have osteopenia so I need to be careful. I walk quite a bit.

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  34. I need a sit and be fit program for when I'm at my desk for long hours. I try to get up every hour and do 5 minutes of warming up though. I have a lot of stiffness in my knee.

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  35. This is great. My mom has osteoporosis and they want her to start something like this.

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