Sarah Purcell | Strength training & Pilates with Osteoporosis


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In this episode, Nikki chats with movement teacher Sarah Purcell about her experience being diagnosed with osteoporosis and how women can navigate fitness with this diagnosis:

They discuss:

  • What you need to know about bone density, bone quality, and the different test scores in relation to osteopenia and osteoporosis
  • How to get started strength training safely and effectively if you have this diagnosis
  • Why strength training is an important part of building and maintaining bone density to reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis
  • The role that Pilates and stability training can play in your fitness practice as a compliment to strength training if you have bone density issues
  • What exercises you may want to include or avoid if low bone density is a concern for you

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