After her last bone density test, Cheryl came in to her session less enthusiastic than when she had started the week before. She said that her scores were lower than her doctor would like them to be and the word osteopenia was introduced. She was asked to repeat the test in 6 months.
Cheryl’s mom had suffered from osteoporosis and had several occurrences of broken bones from falling. It was something Cheryl had hoped she’d never experience herself.
Her personal trainer sat down to talk with her and together they came up with a game plan. Over the next 6 months, Cheryl, with the help of her trainer, worked on strength training and on gentle impact exercises on the rebounder to help her body begin building new bone.
At the same time, she worked with our nutritionist to ensure her body had the right balance of macronutrients, vitamins and minerals to give her body the building blocks it needed to build the muscle and bone.
I’m happy to say that when Cheryl went back to repeat the bone density test, she had increased her levels by 3%!
It wasn’t a walk in the park, but Cheryl was willing to put in the effort needed to make it happen and she was wise in choosing a team that could walk alongside her through that journey.
If this is something you’re familiar with, instead of just taking more calcium, add in some consistent strength training and balanced nutrition to your daily life and see what happens.
If you’re experiencing bone loss at some degree and would like to start progressing rather than regressing, we’d be happy to talk with you about how that can start to happen for you.