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Build bone strength and prevent bone loss with Action Plan for Osteoporosis. Based on the most recent research, this exercise-based plan allows you to take an active role in improving the health of your musculoskeletal system and is a more effective way to manage the condition than dietary changes or medications alone.
Learn how to assess your risk level and then choose the best exercises to boost bone health, muscle strength, mobility, and balance. Prevent bone loss and reduce the likelihood of falls with the right combination of nutrition, the latest medications, and fitness. Use one of the sample programs provided or learn how to tailor a program to meet your own needs.
Developed in cooperation with the American College of Sports Medicine, Action Plan for Osteoporosis is the healthy way to manage osteoporosis. Take action now to feel and function better, and add quality years to your life.
Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD is an exercise physiologist who has conducted research in the field of bone health and osteoporosis for more than a decade. She has aided in the development of exercise programs that improve bone health and reduce fall risk in adults, including the elderly, and she has obtained funding, including a grant from NASA, to develop and test exercise programs to reduce fracture risk in a variety of populations.
Winters-Stone earned her PhD in human performance from Oregon State University and her masters degree in exercise science from the University of California at Davis. Her research has been published in various outlets and presented at scientific meetings in both academic and community class settings. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, and the Oregon Gerontological Association.
Winters-Stone resides in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and their two young sons, where she remains active through running, weight training, and hiking.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is an association of more than 20,000 international, national, and regional chapter members in 80 countries. It is internationally known as the leading source of state-of-the-art research and information on sports medicine and exercise science.