Reverse Osteoporosis

Once-a-week, 15-minute workouts increase bone density.

From the beehive of the ’60s to the long waves that are popular with many women today, Linda Evans has fashioned dozens of hairstyles across her 55-year career as a hairdresser. If she has her way, she’ll fashion dozens more before she’s done.

Photo by Jordan Pysz.

Linda’s bone density scans have improved markedly since she began OsteoStrong workouts.

“I’m seventy-six years old, and I have a hard time thinking about quitting because I love my customers and absolutely love what I do,” says Linda, an Ohio native who got into hairdressing because she no longer wanted to work in a factory.

“I worked in a Rubbermaid® plant making all the containers and decided I wanted something better,” she says. “In my off time, friends were always asking me to do their hair, so I decided to become a professional hairdresser.”

Linda’s dedication to her profession is so great that, a few years ago, she began a specialized exercise routine designed in part to give her the physical strength to stay on her feet through her long days at work.

“I started it after I learned I had osteopenia and was close to getting osteoporosis,” Linda reveals. “I was trying to figure out what to do, and one of the ladies at the salon showed me an article in Florida Health Care News about OsteoStrong, so I decided to try it.”

Revolutionary Program

OsteoStrong is a revolutionary program that has helped more than 25,000 people reverse the negative effects of osteoporosis and its precursor osteopenia, two potentially severe conditions that can greatly increase the risk of bone breaks throughout the body.

Found most often in post-menopausal women, osteopenia and osteoporosis develop when new bone growth fails to keep pace with natural bone degeneration to the point where bone mineral density becomes dangerously low.

About 54 million Americans have osteopenia, osteoporosis or low bone mass, the latter of which also places them at increased risk for the hip, spine, wrist and other bone breaks that are most commonly associated with osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis can even cause some to lose height, as it can affect the bones in the spine and lead to a stooped posture. Considered a silent disease by many physicians, osteoporosis often goes undetected until a bone fracture occurs, and it’s not exclusive to women.

“I’m such a fan of OsteoStrong that I’ve recommended it to some friends and to some of my customers.” – Linda

Statistics show that while one in two women will suffer from an osteoporosis-related fracture at some point in her life, one in four men will suffer from a similar incident. Those odds are what prompted Linda to check out OsteoStrong.

“I was actually thinking about having stem cell therapy for a problem I was having with my left hip,” Linda says. “But after I read the article about OsteoStrong in the paper, I decided to try that instead. I’m really glad I did.”

The OsteoStrong program is designed to help people such as Linda rebuild bone through once-a-week, 15-minute workout sessions that utilize specialized strengthening equipment.
The equipment includes four bio-mechanical machines that allow users to perform resistance-based pushing and pulling exercises with their arms and/or legs. During these sessions, the user can safely exert pressure four to 12 times their body weight.

“The difference between our exercise equipment and that used at a traditional gym is that our equipment is isometric, which means tension is developed without contraction of the muscle,” states Mark Brady, president of OsteoStrong in South Pasadena.

“There is no force pushing against you, which means you create the force. On the leg press, for example, I’ve had ladies in their eighties weighing one hundred pounds who can press a thousand pounds. That’s because it’s isometric.

“For a person who weighs one hundred pounds to develop new bone working out on traditional equipment, they would need to create a resistance of well over four hundred pounds,” Mark continues.

“That simply can’t be done for ninety-nine percent of all people in a gym environment because it involves weights that they couldn’t physically move. Or, if they could move them, they’d be at high risk of injury.”

Resistance Yields Results

To understand the difference, Mark invites people to come in and try the equipment, noting that his facility offers two free sessions that allow newcomers to experience the OsteoStrong workout.

“This is an amazing concept that is the culmination of twelve years of research that looked into the body’s own adaptive response to growing new bone and muscle structure and improving the density of the bones we have,” Mark says.

“As a result of that research, it is now a known medical fact that when you put certain forces on the bones, the body responds by growing new bone tissue. And the results of these short workouts are absolutely amazing.

“On average, our studies have found that OsteoStrong improves people’s bone density from three to seven percent a year.” – Mark

“On average, our studies have found that OsteoStrong improves people’s bone density from three to seven percent a year. Also, people will increase their strength by an average of seventy-three percent over their first year at OsteoStrong.”

Mark also points out that similar studies show that doing an OsteoStrong session more than once a week does not promote any additional benefit. As a result, the workouts are not only impactful, but time efficient.

Mark encourages men and women of all ages to accept his invitation to try out the OsteoStrong equipment. He further notes it’s important to know that osteoporosis is not a disorder that is exclusive to a specific age group or gender.

“Osteoporosis is not something that only happens to old people,” he explains. “We have clients from young to old and everything in between. And men are not immune. When they start losing their testosterone, their bone loss becomes more rapid.

“In addition to helping them recover from it, OsteoStrong wants to help educate people about bone loss. The skeletal framework is the most important part of the body, and you need to take care of it and be aware of changes to it.”

Routinely Recommended

Linda, who visits Mark’s South Pasadena location every Monday morning, has been doing the 15-minute OsteoStrong workouts for nearly three years. She says the workouts have had a major impact on her health and well-being.

OsteoStrong improves bone density from three to seven percent a year.

“I remember that my hip started feeling better right away, after just two or three workouts,” Linda reports. “I decided that since I was feeling that much better that fast, I might as well go ahead and stick with the workouts.

“Now, my hip never hurts me at all, and the workout is such a part of my normal routine that I really miss it if I can’t get there for some reason. But I always make sure to get there during the week because it’s done so many good things for me.

“That first bone scan I had a few years ago showed I had osteopenia and was close to getting osteoporosis, but on the one I got last year, it showed that my bone density had increased significantly, and I don’t have osteopenia anymore.

“I really enjoy the workouts because it gets your body going, and I always feel great afterward. I’m such a fan of OsteoStrong that I’ve recommended it to some friends and to some of my customers. It’s great. I love it, and I love what it’s done for me.”

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