Category Archives: Osteoporosis / Osteoarthritis

Kathleen on “Beyond the Cheers”

I’ll be on the radio show Beyond The Cheers tonight at 7:15pm. Be sure to tune in!

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37 Experts Share Their Top Two Exercises For Seniors

With baby boomers being such a large, often affluent demographic, many ‘Experts’ have jumped on board proffering advice, tips, stretches, lunges, dips, recipes, mantras and more, all intending to make seniors healthier. Confused by all the advice? Wouldn’t fault you … Continue reading

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Use It or Lose It – Mobility and Arthritis

With osteoarthritis, the phrase “use it or lose it” is particularly applicable. Exercise (when done right), can be an effective way to help minimize the pain associated with the condition. When you move your joints, you stimulate the production of … Continue reading

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Effective Exercise Habits for People Suffering with Osteoarthritis

With osteoarthritis, the phrase “use it or lose it” is particularly applicable. Exercise (when done right), can be an effective way to help minimize the pain associated with the condition. When you move your joints, you stimulate the production of … Continue reading

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Globe & Mail Article: What exercises can I do to alleviate the pain of osteoarthritis?

The Question: I have osteoarthritis. I am stiff and sore in the mornings, especially my feet. Can you suggest a couple of exercises I can do before I get up, to help alleviate some of the pain? The Answer: I … Continue reading

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Globe & Mail Article: I have osteoporosis. What stretches are good for me?

The question: I have osteoporosis. Is a sitting-down stretch, where I sit with legs in a V shape and reach forward toward my feet, suitable for me? The answer: It depends on how you are performing the stretch. Anyone with … Continue reading

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Bone Up: Safe Strengthening for Osteoporosis

For those living with osteoporosis – a condition characterized by low bone density that results in weak, fragile bones – regular exercise is a must. But just as important as staying active is how you exercise. Read this article in … Continue reading

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Globe & Mail Article: I have osteoporosis. Can I still do sit-ups and crunches?

The question: I read your advice regarding sit-ups and osteoporosis. I am 61 and have osteoporosis. I attend group classes in which we do a variety of crunch-type exercises (although never full sit-ups). Should I stop doing all of these … Continue reading

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Globe & Mail Article: Alternatives to Sit-ups

The Question: I am a healthy woman in my early 60s. My doctor told me that I should not do sit-ups. Can you recommend abdominal exercises that do not involve any version of the sit-up? The Answer: Due to the … Continue reading

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Should I stop exercising because of osteoarthritis?

Question: My doctor just diagnosed me with osteoarthritis. What does that mean? I exercise on a regular basis. Should I stop because of the arthritis? Answer: We are born with a layer of connective tissue between our joints. This tissue … Continue reading

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Use it or Lose it? How to Keep Moving with Osteoarthritis

So, you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis. Now what? Should you limit activity? Work out less strenuously? Work out more? You can strike a balance between further injury due too over-strenuous activity, and muscle atrophy due to lack of activity. … Continue reading

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Tempo Toronto: Osteoporosis & Exercise

Creating a Safe Cardiovascular Exercise Program for People Living with Osteoporosis by Kathleen Trotter. Click here to read more

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Osteoporosis & Exercise – Start With The Core

Due to the high rate of inactivity within modern North American society, the regularly accepted platitude is that “any exercise is better then no exercise”. The problem is that if you have osteoporosis or osteopenia, this is not necessarily true. … Continue reading

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