Are You Too Fit To Fracture?
New multicomponent exercise recommendations combine muscle strengthening and balance training as a means of reducing falls and resulting fractures
for people living with osteoporosis
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Video Series on Exercise and Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Canada is excited to announce a video series on exercise and osteoporosis for Osteoporosis Month, developed in partnership with the University of Waterloo and Geriatric Education and Research in Aging Sciences Centre.

Each day, from Monday to Friday, for the month of November, we will post a new video to provide ideas for safe and effective exercise and physical activity. We will start our video series telling the stories of four very different people with osteoporosis and showing you their innovative solutions to keep healthy and active.

Which one will speak to 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”

     
     
 


Video 1:

Introduction with Dr. Lora Giangregorio

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.

Want to learn more? Watch this!

     
     
 
     
     
 


Video 2:

Meet Deborah – An Active Woman with Moderate Fracture Risk

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.

     
     
 
     
     
 


Video 3:

Deborah’s Workout: Part 1 – Lower Body Exercises

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.

     
     
 
     
     
 


Video 4:

Deborah’s Workout: Part 2 – Upper Body Exercises

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.

     
     
 
     
     
 


Video 5:

Meet Gary – An Avid Golfer with Moderate Fracture Risk

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.

     
     
 
     
     
 


Video 6:

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

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.

     
     
 
     
     
 


Video 7:

Gary’s Workout: Part 2 – Upper Body Exercises

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!

     
     
 
     
     
 


Video 8:

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

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.

     
     
 
     
     
 


Video 9:

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

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.

     
     
 
     
     
 


Video 10:

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

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.

     
     
 
     
     
 


Video 11:

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

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.

     
     
 
     
     
 


Video 12:

Mary’s Workout: Part 1 – Lower Body Exercises

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.

     
     
 
     
     
 


Video 13:

Mary’s Workout: Part 2 – Strength Building

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.

     
     
 
     
     
 


Video 14:
Meet Decima – A Woman Who Had A Bad Fall and Fracture

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

     
     
 
     
     
 


Video 15:

Tips to Keep Your Spine Safe and Strong

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

     
     
 
     
     
 


Video 16:

Osteoporosis and Balance Training

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

     
     
 
     
     
 


Video 17:

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

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

     
     
 
     
     
 


Video 18:

Introduction to Balance

University of Waterloo students demonstrate balance training activities you can do at home.

     
     
 
     
     
 


Video 19:

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

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

     
     
 
     
     
 


Video 20:

How Do You Define Balance?

University of Waterloo students will help you understand what it is and how to improve it.

     
     
 
     
     
 


Video 21:

Final Thoughts with Dr. Lora Giangregorio

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