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Old 10-27-2015, 11:17 AM   #6
Skip Chase
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Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Mount Vernon  WA
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Re: Osteoporosis and crossfit

In 2006, Diane walked into our door. She was diagnosed with osteoporosis and during 3 years of bone density tests, the condition was worsening. Her doctor made several recommendations on diet and exercise (she attended group exercise classes at a local big box), but nothing worked.
She had just received the results of her last bone density test and her doctor recommended medications. Diane said no. A friend of hers, who was one of our members, suggested she give CrossFit a try.
Diane trained with us 3 times a week for a year. When she returned to her doctor for her annual check up and bone density test, her doctor was shocked by the change. I remember Diane coming into the gym and telling me, "My doctor said, Whatever you are doing, keep doing it. In all of my years in practice I've never observed improvement like this."
Diane still trains at Mt. Baker CrossFit and continues to have excellent results, thanks to CrossFit.
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