Preventing Osteoporosis & Osteopenia w/ Debra Atkinson (Flipping 50) + BoneCoach™

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The Bone Coach Podcast | Debra Atkinson Preventing Osteoporosis | Osteoporosis & Bone Health | Bone Loss Podcast

Do you know why walking and other weight bearing activities aren’t enough to build and maintain bone?

Do you wonder if your exercise regimen is putting you at risk for fracture?

Want to know how to get started building a bone-safe exercise plan that actually works?

Then this episode is for YOU!

Join me as I sit down with Flipping 50 founder and fitness expert, Debra Atkinson, and we discuss how to prevent osteopenia and osteoporosis through proper, bone-safe movement.

This episode is brimming with helpful tips and insights on what you, your daughters, and your grandkids can be doing right now to build strong bones and prevent bone loss later in life – don’t miss this one!

Episode Timeline

0:00 – Episode start

3:30 – You’ve been in fitness full time for 38 years so how has the conversation on osteoporosis evolved during your career?

5:08 – How have exercise recommendations changed over that time?

7:04 – Could we go through decade by decade the best exercise practices to support osteoporosis and osteopenia prevention starting with teens?

19:55 – What is the most recent research suggesting about exercise for women with osteoporosis?

25:14 – The two types of exercise most often recommended for bone health and keeping bone density

32:58 – What mistake do women unintentionally make regarding exercise when the goal is prevention or improvement in osteoporosis?

34:19 – What exercises are contraindicated for someone with osteoporosis? What exercises would be most likely to put someone at risk who is at high risk for fracture?

41:19 – Where to connect with Debra

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About Debra Atkinson:

Functional Health Coach, Hormone Balancing Fitness Expert, and Flipping 50 founder Debra Atkinson has helped over 250,000 women “flip” their second half with the vitality and energy they want. She’s the bestselling author of You Still Got It, Girl: The After 50 Fitness Formula for Women; Navigating Fitness After 50: Your GPS For Choosing Programs and Professionals You Can Trust; and Hot, Not Bothered. Debra hosts Flipping 50 TV and the Flipping 50 podcast, an AARP top podcast for 50+. She is a frequent speaker and TEDx presenter of Everything Women in Menopause Learned About Exercise May Be a Lie.  

She has 38-years full-time fitness experience, is an International fitness presenter for associations including International Council on Active Aging, IDEA, NSCA, and Athletic Business, and CanFitPro. She’s an American Council on Exercise Subject Matter Expert, and prior Senior Lecturer in Kinesiology at Iowa State University. Debra is also founder of and creator of the Flipping 50 Fitness Specialist program for fitness professionals. She’s a frequent contributor at HuffPost, ShareCare, and other featured outlets and on the Education Advisory Board for Her unique combination as a Medical Exercise Specialist, Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach, and Exercise Psychology expert provide the basis for helping women decide and follow through with change that transforms the way they age.

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