Client Has Signs of Bone Loss, But Can't Commit to Boot Camp Training / by Stephen Cooper

Question from a client…

Well, I had no idea how much of a challenge my daytime & nighttime schedule is to my exercise class schedule. I’m out again tonight till 12 or so to see a relative’s punk rock band perform at their first-ever LA show. I don’t think I’ll be up for class in the morning.

Do you have any suggestions on how to get to sleep early or how to wake up on 5 hours of sleep? First of all, I love to sleep! And we have a big family and a lot of friends and my husband likes to go out 4 or 5 nights a week. (Good lord.) My solution used to be Just Say No to invitations. I can usually manage 2x per week but it always slides to more 3 or 4 events per week. Here it is, Tuesday & it’s already my 3rd night out this week, supporting family when I’d rather be reading & sleeping….

Also my doctor told me this week that I’ve had some bone loss in the past 5 years and need to increase my daily weight bearing exercise routine.

My response…

Good morning party animal :)

Where do we start?

Knowing that your doc has mentioned the increase in bone loss, I would make that a priority.  Being out late, socializing but with brittle bones, is eventually going to break something.  The body can only take so much before it says "screw you".

Be selfish when it comes to your health.  What good will you be to others if you are broken?

Health is a top priority in my life.  I want to be healthy for a long life with my family, plus my career/profession depends on walking my talk.

And please know I'm not passing judgement...and neither does your body.  Take care of it with proper sleep, quality food, and movement...and most of the time it rewards you with a vibrant and healthy life.  Mistreat it, and you can anticipate problems.

Implementation will be the challenge.  I can't make you put your health first.

My suggestion, take action now.  Don't put off another day.  Commit to you.