If you are a cancer survivor, adopt healthy habits to keep your bones strong. This can help you avoid osteoporosis.
Jane: Hey…Charlotte…I didn’t know you worked out here…
Charlotte: (looking around)
Well, I don’t…I mean…this is my first time here….I’m not sure where to put my stuff…I’m…well…never mind.
So it’s good to see you…you come here a lot?
Jane: Oh, I’ve been coming about 3 times a week for while now…all that sitting we do at work isn’t helping my…shape (!)
Here—just take any empty locker…put your stuff in and your lock on…
Charlotte: Oh…that makes sense…thanks.
So what kind of workouts do you do here?
Jane: Oh… I’m on the treadmill…
Charlotte: That’s what I’m here for… my doctor just told me I have osteoporosis… I'm so surprised because I don’t feel anything at all… she said walking is really good also because it puts weight on as you walk and that stimulates your bones…anything that builds muscles like aerobics and weights…I figure if I do it here I won’t make excuses every other day about bad weather …
Jane: Oh don’t I know. That’s why I do it here…otherwise it’d be too hot or too cold every day…(smiles)
Jane: I thought you just needed to take calcium…did she give you some other medicine for it?
Charlotte: Well, yes…she wants me to take calcium, but I’m not sure yet about other medicine… I’m supposed to go in next week to talk more about it. She gave me stuff to read, and told me to get on an exercise program.
Jane: Yeah, I’ve heard that helps… well why don’t we come at the same time and work out together—less boring that way…