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Preventing Osteoporosis & Fractures… How To Avoid Brittle Bones

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in American Bone Health, Back Pain, Blog, Bone Health, Core, Events, Exercise, Health, Lower Back, Mobility, Pelvic Stability, Pilates | 0 comments

Preventing Osteoporosis & Fractures…how to Avoid Brittle Bones  

Did you know …

70% of people over 65 with osteoporosis have never been screened and don’t know they have it?

AND

There are more osteoporosis related fractures yealy than breast cancer, strokes, and heart attacks combined?

This can happen to you unless you work to prevent it.

 

Osteoporosis is not just a disease of old people or of women.  

People of all ages can have low bone density including men and young adults.  Children’s poor diets and lack of activity will give them a greater chance of having low bone density at a younger age.  We reach the peak of our bone mass at about age 30.

 

How might you know if you should be concerned about having low bone density or Osteoporosis?

  • You have had a low impact fracture.
  • You are losing height.
  • You have some of the risk factors for Osteoporosis
  • Your Bone Mineral Density test indicates bone loss (Ask Your Doctor to get a bone density scan)

 

What are risk factors for Osteoporosis?

  • Ethnicity
  • Poor diet
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Medical conditions
  • Some prescriptions may prevent calcium absorption
  • Other factors.

 

What Can you do?

  • Learn about getting the proper nutrition and supplementation. Give your body the nutrients it needs. The type and proper amount  of calcium as well as vitamin D are crucial to maintain healthy bones.
  • Learn proper weight bearing exercises and strategies to maintain strong bones.
  • Eliminate fall hazards in your home and avoid multi-tasking, carrying too much or heavy loads.
  • Work on balance,  foot mobility and ankle strength.
  • Maintain upright posture and strengthen your postural muscles.
  • Get a Bone Mineral Density test (DXA) & work with your doctor to monitor your bone density and ask questions about the side effects of any drugs you are taking.
  • Live a healthy lifestyle. Drinking soda, alcohol and smoking all increase your risk of Osteoporosis.
  • Make your health a priority and take responsibility to make healthy choices for your body and your future.

 

Betsy Walker is an American Bone Health volunteer representative and educator. She is also a PMA-Certified Pilates Teacher™ specializing in therapeutic movement and CoreAlign™for special conditions such as osteoporosis and scoliosis.   

Learn More about what you can do, schedule a free 30 minute consultation with Betsy Walker.

 

Join Betsy at Natural Grocers in Aurora Saturday, March 18, 2018 from 2-4 PM where she and Nutritional Health Coach, Ginny Stowe will be teaching their respective classes on Maintaining Healthy Bones.  

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Getting Fit & Losing Weight in 2017 Naturally

Posted by on Jan 1, 2017 in Essential Oils, Weightloss | 1 comment

Does Getting Fit & Losing Weight in 2017 Interest You?

Getting fit and losing weight is much easier when you feed your body what it needs to increase metabolism and burn unhealthy fat.  Are you ready to try natural weight loss products that work?  Many of my clients and friends are using and loving Young Living’s essential oils and products to get and stay healthy.  Now Young Living has made it easy for you to get rid of the toxic gunk in your body, lose weight and help you maintain your ideal weight naturally.  You get all this with no risk, lots of incentives and support.

 

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I will offer 2-30 min. or 4-30 min. respectively, free private phone/skype or local in person consultations to coach you through your journey. 

 

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I recommend the Thieves or Ningxia Red Premium Starter kits to complement your 60 or 120 day journey to Getting Fit and Losing Weight in 2017. 

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11 Powerful Natural Antibiotics from Our Kitchen

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in Core | 0 comments

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Recently people talk more about the beneficial effects of the healing plants, and some of them are even called natural antibiotics.

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My Family and I have discovered many benefits of plants and natural remedies.  It pays to be informed and educate yourself before the need arises.  I also enjoy sharing what I learn with my friends and clients so they can live a healthier and more vibrant life.

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DYI Body Cream

Posted by on Nov 1, 2015 in Beauty, DYI, Essential Oils, Health | 0 comments

DYI Body Cream

Made with 100 % Pure Essential Oils

Whipped Body Cream 375X530

Incorporate only the best and purest ingredients in your DYI Body Cream.  These ingredients will not plug pores and will absorb readily into your skin without feeling greasy.

Ingredients

  • ½ c. Shea Butter
  • ¼ c. Coconut Oil
  • 4 tsp. Vitamin E. Oil
  • ¼ c. Jojoba Oil
  • Young Living Essential Oils  (for a nourishing and relaxing experience)
    • 6 drops Copaiba
    • 14 drops Cedarwood
    • 8 drops Lavender
    • 2 drops Rose

Directions

  1. Use a double boiler or you can put a Pyrex measuring cup inside of a pot of heated water. Increase temperature just enough to liquefy the ingredients.
  2. Add shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil.  When the mixture becomes clear add the vitamin E oil.  place the cooking container inside the refrigerator to cool.  Cool until mixture is solidified.
  3. Using a stand mixer slowly begin to soften the mixture.  When the mixture begins to look creamy, begin to add your essential oils.  You can customize the essential oils of your preference and build until you feel you have the desired smell and feel.  Body Cream 1
  4. Transfer the whipped mixture to clean sterilized container.  I boil my containers to be certain there is nothing that will cause the cream to spoil.
  5. Enjoy and share!

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Why I use only Young Living Essential Oils

Young Living is the only company that can guarantee the process of making a pure therapeutic essential oil.  It is through their unique Seed To Seal ®  process of growing, gentle steam distillation, and bottling that sets them apart from all others.  This is why their oils are more potent, effective and most importantly,  they are safe.  Young Living has been in business for over 21 years and founder, Gary Young is seen around the world as the authority on producing the best quality essential oils in the world.

Check out my events page for the next opportunity to expand your knowledge and use of essential oil.

Be Well,

Betsy Walker

Essential Oils for Fitness

Posted by on Jul 18, 2015 in Blog, Core, Core Align Pilates, Essential Oils, Events, Exercise, Health, Pilates | 0 comments

Essential Oils For Fitness

Interview with Adam Ringham

Essentially Fit Essential Oils

For Physical Fitness, Weight Training and Weight Management

 

Have you ever wondered why you need a cup of coffee every morning and then that coke or mountain dew during the afternoon? Maybe you are a full blown addict.  We all know these things are not good for us,  but how do we get out of the habit of artificially boosting our energy to get us through and still get through our day?  I encourage you to begin anew and learn how to use essential oils for fitness and find yourself not needing those nasty drinks to pep you up anymore.

 

On July 21, @ 12 pm MST (recorded Link) I will be hosting author, Adam Ringham who wrote Essentially Fit Essential Oils in Google Hangouts On Air.  His book is a comprehensive guide to using essential oils in conjunction with a workout plan, exercise regimen or in reaching your dieting goals.  After reading his book and personally interviewing him, I feel that his knowledge has to be shared with as many people as possible.  I know many people are figuratively and literally DYING TO KNOW what this man will share.  Are you one of them?

 

Adam is a husband and  a new dad. He also served our country in the  National Guard, and is a recovered junk food addict, so he can relate to just about anyone. 

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This is your chance to learn about the power of essential oils in making you not only feel good, but to give your body and mind the opportunity operate at optimum health and performance.  

 

Be Well,


Betsy Walker ( All American Betsy)

Removing Toxins & Weight Loss

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Core | 1 comment

What does Removing the Toxins from our Bodies have to do with Weight loss?

Toxins are making us fat and sick.  Our bodies store toxic chemicals in our fat cells to protect our organs.  

The more toxins we take in the more we gain weight.

 

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In this study by the Environmental Working Group, research discovered that even our babies have 287 chemicals in their umbilical cords at birth.  Of those 180 are known to cause cancer…217 are toxic to brain and nervous system…208 cause birth defects…  

 

If you are are having troubles with your immune system, energy level and focus or if you’re beginning to have health issues chances are you need to reduce the toxins in your body.  

 

According to natural health educator, Jen Springer,  you will have noticeable results within 3-4 weeks on our Cellulite Toxin Flush program using exclusively- Young Living Essential oils.  By simply eliminating toxins, people are losing inches and lbs. due to our essential oils dissolving the toxic fat and liberating the toxins from the body.  

 

Are you feeling unhealthy and want a change?

 

To learn more, hop on over to my business page Core Align Pilates learn about the natural methods that get results.

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Gain Height Through Pilates Posture

Posted by on Dec 27, 2014 in Core | 0 comments

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Good Posture V.s Poor PosturePosture enhancing Pilates Make you Taller?

What does Posture have to do with height?

Have you ever heard the saying, “Doing Pilates will make you taller?”

In reality Pilates teaches you to hold your optimal height.  When you use the core muscles unconsciously after a regular Pilates practice you will stand as tall as you were built to be. Don’t allow your body to be pulled closer to the ground for another day!

 

Here is an article teaching some useful exercises to elongate your spine and build muscle. http://bit.ly/spinalelongation

While these exercises are great, if you low bone density avoid any forward bending, rotation or side-bending especially if you are de-conditioned. For those with Osteoporosis or low bone density, please refer to http://www.therapilates.com/osteonews.html for more information or if you are in the Denver metro area please feel free to contact me at http://corealignpilates.com/contact for dates of “Bone Safe Pilates” workshops or visit http://Americanbonehealth.org for events in other states.

 

Not sure Pilates is for you? Take my Free Odyssey Rx Self Assessment and find out what Pilates will do for you and receive a special offer to get started with a custom plan suited to you! 

 

May this New Year be your healthiest ever!

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Foot Pain Solutions

Posted by on Dec 13, 2014 in Balanced Body, Blog, Core, Core Align Pilates, Exercise, Injury, Pilates | 0 comments

Would you like relieve foot pain?

 

Santa came early this year to  my studio.  He was thinking about my clients with foot pain and wanted to give them some relief.  So, new to my Core Align Pilates studio I have a Balanced Body Foot Corrector.  Its original design and purpose was to release and strengthen the muscles in the foot.  These often over abused workhorses can throw off the body’s alignment and form hard to change movement patterns that haunt us as we age.

 

End pain.  The foot corrector lifts the arch of the foot, and improves balance and gait.

Foot Corrector lifts the arch of the foot, and improves balance and gait

The Foot Corrector strengthens and lifts the arch of the foot, and improves balance and gait.  

 

The foot corrector is a great tool for athletes wanting to tune up their game, reprogram harmful foot  and ankle movement patterning. The foot corrector is for anyone wanting to have healthier feet and ankles.  Combine these exercises with a reformer leg and foot work out or  a CoreAlign® workout and you will be amazed at the results.  

 

Body aches will disappear and you will find yourself moving in a way reminiscent of your younger years.  If you are an athlete at any level this work will save your joints and allow your to perform with less chance of injury.  

 

Not sure Pilates or CoreAlign® is for you?  Take my Free Odyssey RX Self Assessment and find out today.  Looking for just a tune up?  Call for our New Year’s special to get you on the right track for the New Year.

Pilates – How to Start

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Core | 0 comments

 

Pilates – How and Where to Begin?  

 

Return To Life by Joseph Pilates

Pilates, or Contrology, as Joseph Pilates taught was a mind and body practice that builds upon itself over many sessions and classes and results in whole body health.

 

What Style of Pilates is Right for You?

 

In Devra Swiger’s blog post http://bit.ly/PilatesStyle, she compares the “classical” vs. “contemporary” styles of Pilates.  In summary, Classical style teachers profess to stay true to the original teachings of Joseph Pilates.  

Joseph Pilates was himself an innovator and continually evolved his methods and equipment. Every teacher who learned from Pilates came from a different background and gained a unique understanding of Pilates work.  Contemporary Pilates stems from this evolution.

Finding a Qualified Teacher

 

The Pilates Method Alliance (PMA),  http://bit.ly/pmacert is a 3rd party certifying organization. Instructors must first complete a “comprehensive” training program to qualify. The PMA-CPT® is a NCCA accredited certification.  Not all competent teachers have  this certification.  However, the PMA is a good place to start looking for a competent teacher, or learn questions to ask a prospective teacher.   Pilates training programs/schools offer their own certification but are not the same as a 3rd party certification.

 

Are wondering if Pilates is right for you?

 

Find out what a difference Pilates can make in your life by taking my free- three minute Odyssey Rx self-assessment  and begin your journey toward greater vitality and a more active lifestyle.

 

By Betsy Walker

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Pilates for Men? Ex-England football captain Steven Gerrard says yes!

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in Core | 0 comments

 

www.chrishuntpilates.com Pilates for Men? Ex-England football captain Steven Gerrard says yes! I have not written a post about Pilates and men for a while (to read my previous articles please searc…

Source: www.chrishuntblog.com

Yes, Pilates is for men, created by a man.  What Steven Gerrard does not yet realize  is he is making an investment in his future health and mobility by including Pilates into his training.  Kudos to him and may many more follow in his path!   I would suggest he also add CoreAlign to his program.

#Football, #Pilates, #CoreAlignPilates, #coreconditioning,#skiing, #snowboarding, #soccer

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