Project Healthy Bones is a 24-week exercise and education program for older men and women who have osteoporosis, osteopenia or are at risk of developing the condition. The exercises target the body’s larger muscle groups to improve posture, balance, strength, and flexibility.
Participants use ankle cuffs with varying weight pellets and hand weights for individualized progression. The education component focuses on the importance of exercise, nutrition, safety, medications, and lifestyle factors that relate to osteoporosis. Each class is limited to 15 participants and is lead by two peer leaders. Classes are held weekly and generally last about two hours. Physician’s permission required to participate.