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The BEST Exercise Program for Osteoporosis Prevention, 3rd ed.
Teach your clients the BEST exercises for optimal bone health.
By Lauve Metcalfe, MS, CWC, FAWHP , Linda Houtkooper, PhD, RD , Scott Going, PhD , Timothy Lohman, PhD , Vanessa A. Farrell, PhD, RD

Funded by an NIH grant, the University of Arizona BEST Team of researchers identified the most effective exercises for preventing osteoporosis and improving bone mineral density in postmenopausal women. Teach your clients training protocols, specific programming and motivational strategies that are guaranteed to be the BEST for optimal bone health.

Course Objectives
  • Identify the spine, hip, and wrist as the most common osteoporosis-related fracture site.
  • Recognize that medical therapy, nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle practices can help to prevent and treat osteoporosis.
  • Outline the primary and secondary risk factors for osteoporosis.
  • Identify dual energy x-ray absorptiometry and ultrasonometry as devices for assessing bone mass, bone strength, and fracture risk.
  • Explain general finding from exercise training studies and interpret their meeting for exercise prescription for osteoporosis prevention.
  • Identify exercises to be avoided in older persons with osteoporosis and persons with low bone mineral density.
  • Explain the BEST strengthening exercises for osteoporosis prevention.
  • Identify Dietary Reference Intakes for Adequate Intakes and Tolerable Upper Intake Levels for nutrients related to bone health.
  • Identify five classes of medications currently approved for use in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

  • Also available as an eCourse.


    Course Includes: 
  • Exam
  • 210-page workbook with client handouts
  • Topic: Special Medical Concerns
    Level: Intermediate
    Weight: 2.0 lbs
    Complete Printed Course  #4391     $139.00

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