Many clients view osteoporosis as a concern only among older adults, but building peak bone mass begins early in life and ends before we reach middle age. Proper exercise and nutrition can strengthen clients’ skeletal systems. By including bone health considerations in program design and nutrition discussions—even for the healthiest young clients—fitness professionals can contribute to the prevention of osteoporosis on a large scale.
- Explain how to achieve peak bone mass and maintain it across the lifespan.
- Recognize the risk factors of osteoporosis.
- Understand how to keep client with osteoporosis safe in the gym.
- Design fitness programs with bone-beneficial exercise and nutrition advice.