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Strong Women, Strong Bones: Everything you Need to Know to Prevent, Treat, and Beat Osteoporosis Mass Market Paperback – May 3, 2005


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Perigee Trade (May 3, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399526560
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399526565
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,278,998 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

The Strong Women have done it again. First Strong Women Stay Young broke new ground by showing women how strength training--exercising with weights or against resistance--can delay the signs of aging. Then Strong Women Stay Slim showed women how strength training could keep the pounds off. Now Strong Women, Strong Bones teaches women how to prevent and treat osteoporosis through exercise (strength training, weight-bearing aerobic exercise, stretching, and balance) and nutrition. Tufts University researcher Miriam Nelson and award- winning health writer Sarah Wernick again team up to bring you the latest science, translated to reader-friendly language and practical application. You learn how osteoporosis works, your personal risk factors, and exactly what to eat and what exercises to do to keep your bones strong. These authors have become popular because their information is up-to-date and based on cutting-edge research, so their advice is trustworthy and it works. And they make it simple--even if you haven't exercised since high school (and even if high school was a very long time ago!) you can follow their safe and clearly illustrated "bone-boosting workouts." Their nutritional advice won't make you load up a shopping cart with an alphabet soup of supplements like many books--instead, you'll load that shopping cart with fruits, vegetables, soy, high-calcium foods, and a calcium-vitamin D supplement. "Support your bones," advise the authors. "They support you." Strong Women, Strong Bones shows you how. --Joan Price --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Osteoporosis is a preventable and treatable disease characterized by decreasing bone mass. Nelson and Wernick, coauthors of Strong Women Stay Young and Strong Women Stay Slim, explain in a clear and friendly manner how bones grow; osteoporosis risk factors; how to adjust the diet to include calcium, vitamin D, and other bone-essential nutrients; the types of weight-bearing exercises that should be performed to promote maximum bone health; and the latest osteoporosis treatment options. The authors urge readers to think about how this disease pertains to them by using the book's handy "One-Hour Self Assessment Checklist" once a year. Nancy E. Lane's The Osteoporosis Book (LJ 10/1/98) contains similar prevention and treatment information, but Strong Women, Strong Bones focuses more heavily on diet and exercise and contains sample menus, a grocery shopping list, a detailed exercise program, and sample logs for keeping track of diet and workouts. Men also get osteoporosis, and the authors briefly explain how they can adapt the nutrition and exercise advice to meet their needs. Highly recommended for consumer health collections. (Illustrations not seen.)--Samantha J. Gust, Niagara Univ. Lib., NY
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I am anxious to read more of her books!
Norma W. Barrett
Covering the approach of prevention, supplementation, medication options, and exercise, Nelson approaches this topic with humor and in a very easy-to-read style.
Courtney L. Lewis
Every woman - with or without osteoporosis - should read this book.
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107 of 109 people found the following review helpful By Ora M. Henkes on April 7, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Great book -- but it left out ESSENTIAL bone building exercises from "Strong Women Stay Young", by the same author, in particular those related to the hip. I'd recommend picking up a paperback copy of it also. "Strong Women, Strong Bones", covers much new info on supplements, medications, oxalates and nutrition as well as new exercises and a few relevant pages for men. It is quite comprehensive.
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89 of 92 people found the following review helpful By Debra K.Daniels-Zeller on May 30, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book was recomended to me by a naturopath. It was easy enough to read in just one evening. The sections about how bones grow and what your risk factors are for getting osteoporosis were quite good. There is also good advice about what vitamins and minerals in addition to calcium to include in your diet, as well as the importance of vitamin D and sunshine, for calcium absorbtion. However, the food section is confusing. Nelson does not mention sea vegetables as the best food source of calcium and minerals to include in a healthy diet. And since she has the opinion that a person can get all the calcium they need from food sources, she should have included a more accurate calcium food chart in her book. For example, spinach, which tops the vegetable calcium secton, contains a lot of oxalic acid which interfers with calcium absorbtion. Nelson mentions the oxalic acid problem with some foods, but never mentions exactly which foods contain the highest amounts. Instead she says we should eat these foods for other reasons. So, why is spinach at the top of the calcium chart? Let's have a more accurate chart before telling people they can just add up what they are taking in with the chart she provides. Also, in her section on exercises she encourages women over 50 to jump vertically to retain calcium. A woman should gradually build up to 2 full minutes of jumping. What if a persons knees are not in alignment? Jumping is one of the most jarring and hardest things a person can do to their knee joints, especially if they are heavy on their feet. A woman who is over 50 and not used to exercising could easily get injured with this jumping program. I am over 50, and I already exercise 5 or 6 days a week, doing aerobics, running and weight training.Read more ›
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54 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Anne S. Charles on August 1, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Weight bearing exercise, diet, calcium, omega-3, Co-Q10, ALA, Black Cohosh--Women have received scant directions from their doctors in the past and the high rate of heart disease and weak bones have taken their toll. Now we have Ms. Nelson giving us the straight talk on how essential it is that we do "good" exercise, not just a few stretches as we clean the house, that we eat more dark leafy greens, not just iceberg dominated salads, that we supplement with specific nutrients that will build and/or maintain strong bones, hearts, hormones. Double check her research at a site called iHerb. You will see that doctors and researchers in the know are now advocating that women and their doctors take a more pro-active role in keeping them healthy. iHerb has additional links and products that will dovetail Nelson's research.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Courtney L. Lewis on June 30, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book is a wonderfully written reference by Nelson, who is a nutritionist with Tufts University, and who comprehensively approaches the topic of osteoporosis. Covering the approach of prevention, supplementation, medication options, and exercise, Nelson approaches this topic with humor and in a very easy-to-read style. Lots of easy reference tables and well-illustrated exercise plans make this an accessible reference for everyone.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Michael Wood, CSCS, FitForAll.com on May 16, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is the third book I've read from Dr. Miriam Nelson and she gets better with each book! As someone who has spent the last 13 years in the fitness industry, I can without hesitation recommend this book to all my clients and to those who are thinking of buying it. She has a special gift of getting her scientific, research based information across to all who love to read. Don't pass up the chance to enjoy and learn.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By middle aged mom on January 22, 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I took out a number of books from the library including recent releases. Admittedly, I reviewed them from a different perspective than older folks as I'm just over 40. This was the most informative book with relevant information to my age group. Even though I work out regularly and thought I had a pretty good routine, there were plenty of enlightening strength exercises that have never been in my repertoire. That reason alone rates this book superior than others.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Norma W. Barrett on February 27, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I found this book to be extremely informative in what women can do to not only prevent bone loss - osteoporosis - but to rebuild loss bone mass. There are so many things we can do to protect out health, and Mariam Nelson cites them beautifully. I am anxious to read more of her books! Additionally, her affiliation with Tufts University says volumes about the validity of her findings. Tufts is the premier university in America - perhaps the world - in its healthcare research and issues. I recommend this book highly.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 17, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book was recommended by my 2 daughters who both have osteoporosis and are in their 30s. It covers everything and is easy to read and understand. Truly a handbook for anyone who has osteoporosis.
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