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Happy Bones, Happy Life

May 27, 2020

“Osteoporosis has always said to be an old woman’s condition. It’s far from that. It affects men, women, and children. No one is immune.” - Sara Meeks

Sara Meeks has specialized in the physical therapy management of osteoporosis and spinal pathology since 1984. APTA Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist and Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor, she is the creator of the Meeks Method, a comprehensive 12-part program for the conservative management of people with osteoporosis, low bone mass, postural problems, and back pain. She trains physical therapists, medical and exercise professionals in the Meeks Method. She is the author of two books on bone health. She is working on the next editions plus a new book on yoga and yoga-inspired movement and exercise for better bone health. In today’s talk, Sara enlightens us on the importance of exercise and postural alignment when it comes to our bones. Stay tuned to the end where she gives us some great tips to improve our sitting posture and breathing. 



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  • 13:26 - “When you bring the bones into the equation of exercise, your practice will change.” - Sara Meeks
  • 14:00 - How can you prevent osteoporosis? 
  • 14:25 - “Most of the big fractures that occur with osteoporosis are silent.” - Sara Meeks
  • 17:08 - What you can do to detect symptoms of osteoporosis 
  • 18:30 - Our sedentary lifestyle from birth and how it causes the development of osteoporosis 
  • 24:30 - Natural remedies that you can use to prevent complications from constant sitting 
  • 30:26 - Exercise tips for people diagnosed with osteoporosis 
  • 34:20 - A sitting exercise that you can do while you listen to this podcast 
  • 42:00 - A simple breathing exercise that you can do right now to strengthen your diaphragm and reduce your stress 

DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and the Happy Bones, Happy Life program.