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VIDEO SERIES ON EXERCISE AND OSTEOPOROSIS

Osteoporosis Canada has developed a video series on exercise and osteoporosis in partnership with the University of Waterloo and Geriatric Education and Research in Aging Sciences Centre which provides ideas for safe and effective exercise and physical activity.

The video series tells the stories of four very different people with osteoporosis and showing you their innovative solutions to keep healthy and active.

The information contained in these videos is not intended to replace medical advice. Consult your healthcare provider or a physical therapist about what exercises are right for you.

Disclaimer:

The information contained in these videos is not intended to replace medical advice. Consult your healthcare provider or a physical therapist about what exercises are right for you.


Introduction with Dr. Lora Giangregorio

Video 1

Learn about our new video series for Osteoporosis Month which will showcase lots of ways for people with osteoporosis to exercise safely and effectively. There will be a new video every Monday to Friday in November.


Meet Deborah – An Active Woman with Moderate Fracture Risk

Video 2

Deborah is an active woman in her late 40’s who has osteoporosis and is at moderate risk of fracture. Follow her story and her physical activity plans as she learns safe ways to stay active and healthy.


Deborah’s Workout: Part 1 – Lower Body Exercises

Video 3

Deborah is an active woman in her late 40’s who has osteoporosis and is at moderate risk of fracture. Follow her story and her as she learns safe ways to build leg and abdominal muscles.


Deborah’s Workout: Part 2 – Upper Body Exercises

Video 4

Deborah is an active woman in her late 40’s who has osteoporosis and is at moderate risk of fracture. Watch the video to learn how she increases her upper body strength.


Meet Gary – An Avid Golfer with Moderate Fracture Risk

Video 5

Gary is an avid golfer in his 70’s who has osteoporosis and is at moderate risk of fracture. Follow his story and his physical activity plans as he learns how to continue golfing safely.


Gary’s Workout: Part 1 – Lower Body & Abdominal Exercises

Video 6

Gary is an avid golfer in his 70’s who has osteoporosis and is at moderate risk of fracture. Learn about lower body and abdominal exercises he uses to stay fit for fairway.


Gary’s Workout: Part 2 – Upper Body Exercises

Video 7

Gary is an avid golfer in his 70’s who has osteoporosis and is at moderate risk of fracture. Watch as Gary learns upper body exercises and some modified techniques for the tee!


Meet Meera – A Family-Oriented Woman at High Risk of Osteoporosis

Video 8

Meera is a family-oriented woman in her 70’s who has osteoporosis and is at high risk of fracture. Follow her story and her physical activity plans as she learns safe ways to exercise around the house and with friends, while keeping up with her energetic family.


Meera’s Exercises: Part 1 – Activities of Daily Living

Video 9

Meera is a family-oriented woman in her 70’s who has osteoporosis and is at high risk of fracture. This video will show you tricks she came up with to stay fit around the house doing everyday activities.


Meera’s Exercises: Part 2 – Tips for Community Class Participation

Video 10

Meera is a family-oriented woman in her 70’s who has osteoporosis and is at high risk of fracture. Learn about what to look for in a community exercise class and some important tips about starting a walking program.


Meet Mary – A Woman in her 90’s at High Risk of Fracture

Video 11

Mary is a woman in her 90’s with osteoporosis and is at high risk of fracture. Meet her and her daughter and follow their story and physical activity plans as Mary works to maintain her independence around the home.


Mary’s Workout: Part 1 – Lower Body Exercises

Video 12

Mary is a woman in her 90’s with osteoporosis and is at high risk of fracture. Continue to follow Mary and learn some more simple exercises to become Too Fit To Fracture.


Mary’s Workout: Part 2 – Strength Building

Video 13

Mary is a woman in her 90’s with osteoporosis and is at high risk of fracture. Watch and learn how Mary builds muscle and strength to become Too Fit To Fracture.


Meet Decima – A Woman Who Had A Bad Fall And Fracture

Video 14

Decima had a bad fall and fracture. Hear her story and find out how she was able to get up and active again.


Tips to keep your spine safe and strong

Video 15

Get tips on back health and safety from this entertaining animation from students at the University of Waterloo.


Osteoporosis and Balance Training

Video 16

Learn what balance is and some simple techniques you can do to improve it from University of Waterloo students.


Back to Basics – Spine Sparing Strategies for Day-to-Day Life

Video 17

Students from the University of Waterloo teach you how to treat your spine right as you go about your daily activities.


Introduction to Balance

Video 18

Students from the University of Waterloo teach you how to treat your spine right as you go about your daily activities.


How Does The Spine Work? – Spine Sparing Strategies for Activities of Daily Living

Video 19

Ever wonder how your spine works? These University of Waterloo students will show you and explain how to use this knowledge during everyday tasks.


How Do You Define Balance?

Video 20

Ever wonder how your spine works? These University of Waterloo students will show you and explain how to use this knowledge during everyday tasks.


Step-Ups

Video 21


Calf Raises

Video 22


Functional Squats

Video 23


Exercises to Improve Strength in Upper Back Muscles

Video 24


Final Thoughts with Dr. Lora Giangregorio

Video 25

Dr. Lora Giangregorio shares her final thoughts on osteoporosis and the resources available for you to become Too Fit To Fracture.

THIS VIDEO SERIES HAS BEEN GENEROUSLY FUNDED BY A GRANT FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO

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