Discover how low-impact exercise can turn back the clock and reverse the impacts of bone density decline and osteoporosis.
As you get older, osteoporosis is a big concern. Luckily, there are things you can do to keep it from adversely affecting your life. Featuring more than 100 step-by-step exercises divided into detailed fitness plans, Beat Osteoporosis with Exercise guarantees that, regardless of your current fitness level, you can radically improve all aspects of your health, including:
• Preventing bone loss • Increasing mobility • Avoiding fractures • Building strength • Lowering risk of injury • Improving balance • Fixing posture
As these exercises become a regular habit, you’ll have an improved and sustainable quality of life while engaging in your favorite physical activities, such as golf, hiking, fishing, tennis or even salsa dancing. This book's safe, age-appropriate, customizable approach to exercise offers stability to your bones while lowering risk of injury.
Dr. Karl Knopf has been involved in the health and fitness of older adults and the disabled for more than forty years. During this time he has worked in almost every aspect of the industry, from personal training and therapy to consultation.
While at Foothill College, Karl was the coordinator of the Adaptive Fitness Technician Program and Lifelong Learning Institute. He taught disabled students and undergraduates about corrective exercise. In addition to teaching, Karl developed the “Fitness Educators of Older Adults Association” to guide trainers of older adults. Currently Karl is a director at the International Sports Science Association and is on the advisory board of PBS’s Sit and Be Fit show.
In his spare time he has spoken at conferences, authored many articles, and written numerous books on topics ranging from water workouts to fitness therapy. He was a frequent guest on both radio and print media on issues pertaining to senior fitness and the disabled.