‘Bone Builders’ program designed to improve strength, quality of life
SARANAC LAKE – Bone density and strength can diminish over time as a result of progressive conditions like osteoporosis and osteopenia. Without intervention, bones have the potential to weaken and break more easily. A carefully designed strength training program can safely and effectively maintain or improve bone density.
“Once I received a diagnosis of osteoporosis, I found Adirondack Health’s Bone Builders program would offer me help beyond solely medications,” said Carol Denit, of Tupper Lake. “After one and a half years the program has given me the opportunity to stabilize my bone density, improve my posture, and enhance my overall fitness. Andrea, the program director, has a wonderful sense of how far and for how long she can push you to improve. Her guidance has been very inspiring and useful for my long-term commitment to improving myself.”
Adirondack Health offers “Bone Builders,” a 12-week class developed by physical therapists and exercise specialists to specifically improve balance, muscle and bone strength, and reduce the risk of injury due to osteoporosis.
Participants will learn about osteoporosis, nutrition, and activities to enhance quality of life through improved strength. The program will be held twice per week for 60 minutes in Saranac Lake at Adirondack Health’s Fit for Life facility in the Annex Building. The fee is $50 per month, and scholarships are available. To register, contact Andrea Chamberlain at (518) 897-2271 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CAPTION: Carol Denit of Tupper Lake took advantage of the Bone Builders program to stabilize bone density, improve posture and enhance her overall fitness. To register, call (518) 897-2271.
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JOE RICCIO, Communications Director