Reverse Osteoporosis

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

Building a healthy, satisfying and durable marriage doesn’t require a lot of hard work. It just requires a lot of compromise over issues as important as how to discipline children and as inconsequential as who should control the TV remote.

Linda says her OsteoStrong sessions have helped her regain strength, balance and confidence.

So writes Linda Riley in her latest book, Live a Life of Love.

“It’s not necessarily a marriage book,” Linda relates. “It’s a book about being considerate to others and how putting the two great commandments to love into your life can make you a more loving person. Those two commandments are to love God and love yourself, but a big part of that is loving yourself. I personally feel that it’s difficult to love others to the fullest extent if you don’t love yourself as well.”

Linda, 67, speaks from experience. She has spent most of her adult life caring for others, first as a mother to eight adopted children and then as a caregiver to her parents in the five years before her father passed away.

She also spent the last few years of her husband’s life as a caregiver to him. When her husband died this past December, Linda began focusing on herself again. As part of that refocusing effort, she made a cross-country move from Arizona to Florida.

“After my husband passed, I hit a physical and emotional low that was very tough for me,” Linda says. “I moved to The Villages® to rehabilitate myself because I wanted to be in a pleasant and beautiful place and start building myself back up again.

“That was a rather foreign concept to me, but I slowly figured it out and started doing things like swimming every day, walking my dog twice a day and eating right. I feel that to be right emotionally you need to be right physically, and that was my goal.

“That’s also why I got into OsteoStrong. They opened their new facility near here just after I arrived. I dropped by one day to learn about it and was very impressed. The program made a lot of sense to me, so I decided to give it a try.”

You Create the Force

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 postmenopausal 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.

“I have not been diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis, but I felt like I needed to get involved in a program that would help me strengthen my body and give me more support and balance, and this just seemed right for me,” Linda says.

The OsteoStrong program is designed to not only rebuild bone, but also improve posture, balance and athletic performance through once-a-week, 15-minute sessions that utilize proprietary equipment to achieve osteogenesis.

The equipment includes four biomechanical machines that allow users to be placed in the safest and strongest position. During these sessions, users can safely exert pressure four to 12 times their body weight.

“The difference between our equipment and that used at a traditional gym is our equipment is focused to strengthen the skeletal system, which means tension is developed without contraction of the muscle,” states Bill Atterbury, owner of OsteoStrong near The Villages.

“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 80s who weigh 100 pounds press 1,000 pounds. That’s because the equipment is designed to keep you in a safe position.

“For a person who weighs 100 pounds to develop new bone working out on traditional equipment, they would need to create a resistance of well over 400 pounds. That simply cannot be done for 99 percent of all people in a gym environment because it involves weights 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, Bill invites people to come in and try the equipment, noting that his facility offers a complimentary tour and session.

“What we do at OsteoStrong is help people build a stronger skeletal system, which further allows them to live a healthier, more active lifestyle,” Bill adds. “That’s why I felt it was so important to open an OsteoStrong facility near The Villages.

“I’m a resident of The Villages myself, and I know that the people who live in this area are very conscientious about living healthy, active lives. If I can help give them another 10 or 15 years of that healthy, active lifestyle, that’s a winning situation for all involved. That’s why we are here near The Villages.

“This is an amazing concept based on a century-old theory called Wolff’s Law that looked into the body’s natural adaptive response to growing new bone and improving bone density.

“Through that theory and years of research, we have come to learn that when you put certain forces on the bones, the body responds by growing new bone tissue. That’s a known medical fact. And the results of these short sessions are absolutely amazing.

“On average, our studies have found that OsteoStrong improves people’s bone density from 7 to 14 percent per year. Also, people will increase their strength by an average of 73 percent over their first year at OsteoStrong.”

Studies also show that having an OsteoStrong session more than once a week does not promote any additional benefit. As a result, the sessions are not only impactful, but time efficient. And their advantages go beyond reversing osteoporosis.

They can also help to alleviate pain and suffering associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, knee and back pain, neuropathy, Type 2 diabetes and vertigo. But that’s just one reason Bill encourages people of all ages to accept his invitation to try out the OsteoStrong equipment.

“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.”

Highly Recommended

The changes the program have made in Linda’s life are dramatic. She says that since she began visiting the facility for weekly sessions in May, she has built up strength throughout her body as well as confidence.

“I feel much better and far stronger all the way around, and my balance is better, too” she says. “When I walk now, I don’t feel like I might fall over at any minute the way I used to. I feel more like I did when I was in my 40s.

“I feel like I’m more competent with my body, as if it’s going to go where I want it to go and do what I want it to do. For me, the very minimal investment in time that you make when doing the OsteoStrong workouts has really paid off.

“I always look forward to my OsteoStrong sessions and seeing all the people there. They’re all so
friendly and engaging.

“I enjoy doing the exercises, too, and when I’m done, I always go into the massage bed and just relax. That’s like the finishing touch of heavenly bliss you get when you’re all done, which is why I always feel so good whenever I leave there. That’s also why I recommend OsteoStrong anytime I get the chance. I just love it.”

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