About Build a Bone
University Wellness is pleased to offer the Build a Bone Program. This unique, innovative program is a four-part series of two-hour classes where you will learn how to care for and strengthen your bones and optimize your bone health. We also focus on treating and preventing low bone density or osteoporosis. Our classes are taught by medical professionals and educators at the University of Utah and focus on exercise: posture, body mechanics, weightlifting, core strengthening, balance and walking. We also review individual medical aspects and nutrition for optimal bone health.
Past Build a Bone participants can enroll in an ongoing exercise class, which focuses on reviewing technique and learning new exercises.The class is offered two days a week. Call for dates and times.
University Orthopaedic Center also offers bone density scanning (DEXA scan), which can measure the strength and density of your bones.
Britta Trepp, Program Manager
Classes offered and the topics* they cover:
|1. Bone Health & Understanding Bones||2. Walking & Balance|
|3. Lifting Weights to Build Bones||4. Medications|
|5. Core Strength & Body Mechanics||6. Nutrition|
*Class content is subject to change
As a 36-year-old cyclist, I consider myself to be in pretty good shape. This being the case, I have to say I was surprised when I recently found out that I have osteopenia. I have read articles in the past about this being a concern for the cycling population but until I had a recent bone density scan, I hadn't worried about it too much. The results showed that I was on my way to having osteoporosis. I'm grateful to have the information I need to help my bones. Now I can change my exercise program to strengthen my bones before I end up with a fracture.
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- Jun 23, 2015