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Osteoporosis: How strong are your bones

on Wed, Jul 16, 2014 @ 11:07 AM By | Katie Doolittle | 0 Comments | back pain mill valley pilates osteoporosis pilates for osteoporosis
Written by Sharon Hartley, Elite Pilates Instructor at Body Kinetics Mill Valley Osteoporosis is a skeletal disease characterized by low bone mass and a deterioration of the bone tissue.  This leads to enhanced bone fragility & an increase susceptibility of bone fractures.  The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF.org) predicts that 44 million Americans are at risk for osteoporosis (55% over the age of 50).  10 million Americans over the age of 50 have osteoporosis (200 million women worldwide) and nearly 34 million have osteopenia, 2 million are men.
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As a Pilates instructor for Body Kinetics in Mill Valley many have asked me why should they do Pilates and how do they choose a teacher. Pilates is more than a collection of exercises; it is a time-honored tradition with a philosophy of principles & concepts as well as a knowledge of physiology, kinesiology, & body mechanics.  Pilates can enhance your exercise experience, increasing your knowledge of your body & yourself.
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