Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

I thought you’d like to know that I have just had the results of a recent scan and they say there has been a significant increase in bone density since last year. 

A research project done at Loughborough University called the Hip Hop Study inspired us to begin these classes. They reported, “The findings suggest that exercise could be used to target bone gains in areas of structural weakness. Further study found that the exercises also increased hip bone density in postmenopausal women.” Very positive. Exercise can and does help.

You can find the whole story at https://www.ncsem-em.org.uk/research/optimising-health-wellbeing/projects/the-hip-hop-study/ 

Instructor Petra Hind was trained at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, London and you can join one or both of her classes every week by going to https://healthygenerations.org.uk/osteoporosis/ 

The good news is if you do a little bit of exercise everyday there is proof bone density will improve.

WEDNESDAYS REMEDIAL OSTEOPOROSIS
11.30am-12.30pm £3 optional donation with Petra. Send an email to fit_p38@yahoo.co.uk or a text to 0749 639 9377 and she will send back the URL

SATURDAYS REMEDIAL OSTEOPOROSIS
9.45am-10.45am £3 optional donation with Petra. Send an email to fit_p38@yahoo.co.uk or a text to 0749 639 9377 and she will send back the URL

User Reviews

“I recently had a scan and my bone density was pretty good and had improved a lot from my last scan a few years ago! I put it down to Petra’s classes!

“I thought you’d like to know that I have just had the results of a recent scan and they say there has been a significant increase in bone density since last year.  I re-started a year ago on a further five years on alendronic acid but during an earlier period on it I did not see this improvement, just a stabilisation.  The main difference this time has been doing your classes twice a week, so I am convinced that they are making the difference!

“We should thank you – it’s been a huge benefit to have these classes online and you do such a good job, explaining everything really clearly and making sure we do everything carefully and safely. Do you think there’s any chance of them continuing online once we’re all vaccinated and life returns to normal? I can only attend half the classes.”

“The weight bearing exercises I have learnt in your classes have had the most impact in the improvement in the bone density of my lower spine now bordering on the line of osteopenia. There is also marked improvement in my left femur (hip bone) density which is now well into the osteopenia zone.”

“Petra, I must congratulate you on your class yesterday. You effectively ran two classes as one, by providing the new member, with particular limitations, with an alternative to what the rest of us were doing. I have been, in the last 30 years, a facilitator of groups. To experience yesterday was a privilege in satisfying all without detriment to anyone.”

“I was very happy to discover Healthy Generations’ Osteoporosis Remedial Classes, excellently taught by Petra (currently on Zoom). The classes are designed to prevent and/or counteract osteoporosis, they are enjoyable, and they work!”

“Really recommend Petra’s excellent classes for people with osteopenia / osteoporosis. Great that we can follow them online during the pandemic.”