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Slow Burn Exercises to Build Strong Bones

Muryal Braun
 


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Osteoporosis and Osteopenia can be reversed with natural methods. It is no secret that exercise is important for maintaining health. And walking is usually recommended for weight bearing exercise to help the bones. However, in 2003, a new concept hit the market that has caused exercise to be not only a possibility, but a wonderful opportunity for fitness for those who are not able to walk due to foot problems or other reasons and for those who live in a climate that is not conducive to outdoor exercise.

Instead of weight bearing, it is now possible to obtain amazing results with simple weight lifting exercises that take only 20-30 minutes every 5-7 days. These exercises have been used for patients in nursing homes who were wheel chair bound or who could not lift even small weights. Some of these patients were able to resume walking and discover a freedom they had not enjoyed for years. One lady was 92 years old and decided she wanted to play golf. She was told she didn't have the strength in her arms to play even if she rode a golf cart instead of walking. At the suggestion of a friend, she immediately embarked upon the exercise program using light dumbbells and gradually worked up to using 15 pound weights and she did learn to play golf!

The above illustration confirms the well-known fact that exercise builds muscles, but the Slow Burn Fitness Method has demonstrated that bones are also strengthened through exercise with weights. In The Slow Burn Fitness Revolution: The Slow Motion Exercise That Will Change Your Body in 30 Minutes a Week (Broadway Books, 2003), Dr. Mary Dan Eades and Dr. Michael R. Eades used their long history of nutritional and metabolic expertise to collaborate with Fredrick Hahn, a strength-training expert who had spent over twenty years refining the techniques of slow-speed strength training. Combining medicine, exercise, science, and weight-training, they revealed the benefits of simple exercises-with weights-that are done very slowly to improve not only muscles, but also the bones. They were able to explain how developing muscles also stimulates the bone to become stronger.

Besides being so doable, these exercises take such a small amount of time to complete that they can be fitted into even the busiest of schedules.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Muryal Braun has been a Nutritional Researcher for 40 years. She has given lectures and published articles in this field and has applied good health principles in her own life to maintain a very active and healthy lifestyle. . Her website at http://www.vitamins-4-health-online.com is dedicated to helping others. She has recently published at http://www.reverseosteoporosis.org

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