Do you know what statement made the top of the Mayo Clinic’s top ten list of barriers to exercise? “I don’t have enough time to exercise.” We get it. Traditional gym workouts usually involve a significant time commitment each week. It’s not easy to balance work, family, life, and your personal health goals. All too often we neglect our own health goals because we are busy taking care of everyone else.
Unfortunately, putting ourselves last sets us up for risky health issues like low bone density, poor balance, and low energy as we age. So what’s the solution? OsteoStrong’s short, once-a-week program is low on time commitment but high on effectiveness. You can complete an entire four-device circuit in less than ten minutes. Our program doesn’t require special clothing or gear either, so you can stop in straight from work or running errands.
Myth: “I’m not athletic.” This is one of the most cited reasons people say they don’t engage in physical activities like fitness training or sports. Physical activity and weight-bearing exercise is critical to the long-term health of our bones and our health overall. Source: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/ in-depth/fitness/art-20045099
According to the CDC, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health to prevent injury and stay independent as you age. Fact: A little movement goes a long way. Physical activity means different things to different people. You don’t have to train for a marathon to be fit. This is why OsteoStrong’s program is so loved by so many people. Our program meets you where you are on your fitness journey. Whether you’re 20 or 85, one ten-minute session per week can help you improve your balance, strength and energy. Source: https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/ older_adults/index.htm
Ridiculous Myths about Aging and Physical Activity We Hear All the Time: Older people are frail and physically weak. (Totally false and ageist generalization) The human body doesn’t need as much physical activity as it ages. (Wrong! Movement is very important!) Exercising is hazardous for older people because they may injure themselves. (Everyone should exercise with caution to avoid injury. People should always exercise at a pace that is comfortable for their abilities.) Only vigorous and sustained exercise is of any use. (Not true. Even a small amount of movement can make a difference!) Source: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/ HealthyLiving/physical-activity-for-seniors https://www.acefitness.org/education-and-resources/ professional/expert-articles/6923/shattering-older-adultexercise-stereotypes/
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Five Summer SMART GOALS. One of the biggest obstacles to completing or achieving a goal is often the size. If you don’t breakdown the goal into manageable pieces or steps, the goal may feel overwhelming and end up being cast aside. Using the SMART Goal technique of breaking goals down into small easier to manage steps is a highly effective way to achieve long-term success.
OsteoStrong’s program is the ultimate SMART goal for many of our members looking for a way to get their strength, balance and energy back. They want to be active and feel energized to do the things they love, but a regular gym seems overwhelming. By offering the highest level of effectiveness in the shortest amount of time, we’ve built a raving fan base of members who use OS as a core building block to achieve the highest level of physical freedom possible. What’s a big goal you’ve been thinking about this summer? Can you break it down into steps that will help you get started today? What’s the smallest step you can take that will help make that goal happen? https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/ speaking-of-health/setting-smart-goals
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