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Email

kim@kitwomenshealth.ca

Phone

403-852-4650

Location

Kit Women's Health operates out of the Fitness Fix located at

#115,  5655 10th Street NE, Calgary AB

Look for the sign " Gramma's Attic" - The Fitness Fix recently moved to this location and it is currently being renovated . The gym is OPEN during renovations!!

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115, 5655 - 10th Street NE
Calgary, AB, T2K 6G9
Canada

403-852-4650

Kit Women's Health specializes in Health & Fitness for Pregnant, Postpartum and Peri/Menopausal women. We empower women to stay active to prevent or manage chronic disease, injury and pelvic health conditions: diastasis recti, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic girdle pain.

Osteoporosis

 

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is sometimes referred to a "silent thief" because it usually has no symptoms. Being aware of good bone-health habits and making some important lifestyle changes can prevent osteoporosis, or prevent it from developing into a significant health risk.

 
 

Prevention and Care of Osteoporosis

Approximately 1.4 million Canadians are affected by osteoporosis, or low bone mass. One third of women over the age of 50 have been diagnosed with this condition.

 

Peak Bone mass is reached by the age of 20 - 25.  This is the time to maintain or improve bone health! Bone mineral density starts declining gradually after the age of 35, and rapidly declines after menopause.  Few women realize that they have osteoporosis until their bone health reaches the point where their bones may be at risk for breaking. 


Why exercise is important for Bone Health

  • Exercise build muscle strength, prevents falls, protects the spine and slows the rate of bone loss.
    • Strength training improves muscle mass and strength.
  • Exercise prevent falls
    • Performing challenging balance exercises can improve balance and coordination, which helps prevent falls, and this in turn may prevent fractures.
  • To protect the spine
    • Spine fractures are often caused by forces, or “loads,” on the vertebrae that are greater than they can withstand. Exercises that target the muscles that extend your back can help improve posture, reducing the risk of spine fractures.
  • To slow the rate of bone loss
    • Exercises aimed at increasing muscle strength (i.e., strength or resistance training), combined with weight-bearing aerobic physical activity, help to prevent bone loss as we age.

Working with a Kinesiologist

Our Kinesiologist has specialized training in Osteoporosis and Exercise and will take you through a full screening to assist in prescribing the appropriate program to achieve your goals in a safe manner.

Prevent or manage Osteoporosis now!