Full Backcover Description
“This is a great place to start gentle exercise. It’s also a fantastic base from which to build more rigorous and intensive exercise programs when possible.” (Lynne Kohlmeier, MD, Spokane Osteoporosis Centers)
Dr. Kohlmeier briefly reviews the factors affecting bone health and the role exercise plays in reducing falls and preventing osteoporosis. Mary Ann Wilson, RN and Lori McCormick, PT follow up with a series of exercises to improve postural stability, core strength, and balance skills. Both seated and standing versions focus on strengthening legs, abdominals and back extensors.
The Mary Ann Wilson is a Registered Nurse. She is Internationally certified by ACE, Producer/Host of the Sit and Be Fit television program. She is also a lecturer, teacher and nationally recognized leader in the field of Senior Fitness.
DVD has chapters.
Sit and Be Fit: Osteoporosis Workout II
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Instructor: Lori McCormick (Instructor Profile)
Instructor: Mary Ann Wilson (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 21 min.
Street Date: 01/01/2007
Certified instructor description:
Designed for anyone with somewhat advanced Osteoporois who prefers working out while sitting down. The entire program is done seated in a chair (although Mary Ann demonstrates some moves standing next to the chair while Lori remains seated). The program is designed to boost flexibility and increase strength while improving balance and posture. The movements include breath exercises, stretches, range-of-motion routines and light toning movements. A resistance band is used in some exercises to gently work the muscles while remaining seated in the chair. Mary Ann Wilson, RN and Lori McCormick, PT are experienced seniors’ instructors — always calm and very supportive (never condescending). Also includes a short medical information segment on Osteoporois. This DVD comes with a 5 foot resistance band. ©2006.