Working with clients who have special needs is really one of the most rewarding and special blessings in my life. Women from all walks of life come to us for help. Not everyone comes to us to lose weight. Some want to be able to move freely without risk of injury, to be able to stand and fold laundry, get out of bed without fear of falling over – simple things that many of us take for granted, some ladies simply are not able to do.
So…to see someone who first walks in my studio and can hardly walk, even with a cane, she cannot lift their arm any higher than her shoulder and a mere 6 weeks later she tells me that “this is the best that I’ve felt in a VERY long time” – it truly is the joy that I get out of what I do. My client can now get up and out of a chair with more ease and balance, she can get in and out of her car much easier and she told me she doesn’t have to drag the laundry basket across the floor to move her laundry.
Changing lives is what we are all about – one client at a time.
FACTS AND STATS ON OSTEOPOROSIS
people in the U.S. ages 50 and older with osteoporosis
people in the U.S. with low bone mass at risk for osteoporosis
1 in 4
Men older than 50 who will have a bone
fracture related to osteoporosis
1 in 2
Women older than 50 who will have a
bone fracture related to osteoporosis
of fractures are caused by falls
fractures related to osteoporosis each year
projected number of fractures related to osteoporosis each year by 2025
1 in 5
Older adults who die within one year following a hip fracture
Ranking of hip fracture as a serious and debilitating osteoporosis fracture
of older adults suffer a hip fracture, become physically impaired and lose their ability to live independently within a year.
$37,000 | 50%
Cost of hip fractures per person | Percentage that fracture risk can be
reduced by taking medication for osteoporosis.
1,000 – 1,2000 mg 600-800IU
recommended daily amount of recommended daily amount of calcium or women ages 50-70 vitamin D for women ages 51-70
to help with calcium absorption
Making sense of dietary fat
For years, nutritionists and doctors have preached that a low-fat diet is the key to losing weight, managing cholesterol, and preventing health problems. But more than just the amount of fat, it’s the types of fat you eat that really matter. Bad fats increase cholesterol and your risk of certain diseases, while good fats protect your heart and support overall health. In fact, good fats—such as omega-3 fats—are essential to physical and emotional health.
Dietary fats are found in food from plants and animals. The four major types are:
- monounsaturated fats
- polyunsaturated fats (including omega-3s)
- trans fats
- saturated fats
Despite what you may have been told, not all fats are bad guys in the waistline wars. While dietary fats all contain 9 calories per gram, they can have very different effects on your health as well as your weight. “Bad” fats, such as trans fats, are guilty of the unhealthy things all fats have been blamed for—weight gain, clogged arteries, and so forth. But good fats such as omega-3s have the opposite effect. In fact, healthy fats play a huge role in helping you manage your moods, stay on top of your mental game, fight fatigue, and even control your weight.
The answer for a healthy diet isn’t to cut out the fat—it’s to replace bad fats with the good ones that promote health and well-being
In Part 2, we’ll discuss more on unsaturated fats and oils. Until then, stay educated and stay healthy!