Hump Day Hustling – Weekly Research Summary – May 10, 2023

Understanding BMD in females across the lifespan, Planet Fitness hooking up teens everywhere with free memberships, and more coming at you in this week’s Hump Day Hustling! Enjoy, and if you want to dive deeper with ICE Physio check out our Upcoming Course Dates and Locations

Bone Mineral Density

Women’s journey across the lifespan

This was a REALLY cool open access scoping review that highlighted big fluctuations in bone health during women’s lives. We see peak bone density happens in late teens/early 20s, pregnancy and lactating cause a TRANSIENT dip in bone health that seems to recover by 18 months postpartum, and menopause causes a big increase in fracture risk for each decade of life. The article includes lots of great graphs to help drive these points home, definitely take a look!

Key Take Away ; this is why women NEED to prioritize bone loading … especially in low estrogen states (postpartum and menopause)

Planet Fitness

Free memberships for teens this summer!

Planet fitness isn’t perfect, but how amazing is it that they are giving teens a free pass to workout all summer! As activity rates decline and obesity rates escalate in our nation’s youth this is an incredible initiative that we want to get behind. Please consider blasting out this link to your communities so parents can get their kiddos organized and on a pathway to more movement this summer break!

Reverse Hyper

Ideas for implementation

So you finally got that reverse hyper and are ready to make your low back resilient but not sure how to dose the movement? This is a cool IG series from Alex Trotter who spent some time in the gym with the infamous Louis Simmons breaking down how to program weight and volume based off an athletes back squat. Happy loading!

Part 1 

Part 2

Physical Activity Treats Depression

An overview of systematic reviews

97 reviews

1039 different trials

128,119 participants

This open access review paper is robust, and their conclusion is as simple as it is beautiful: “Physical activity is highly beneficial for improving symptoms of depression, anxiety and distress across a wide range of adult populations, including the general population, people with diagnosed mental health disorders and people with chronic disease. Physical activity should be a mainstay approach in the management of depression, anxiety and psychological distress.”

Please shout this from every corner of your social media. People struggling with mental health need to know the incredible power of physical activity!!

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PTonICE Rewind

Did you miss any of our ICE Physio podcasts last week? Well here you go!

Monday: “Keep that sh*t moving: Bowel basics” (April Dominick)
Tuesday: “Be the guinea pig” (Zac Morgan)
Wednesday: “Tackling pre-frailty” (Christina Prevett)
Thursday: “Leadership Q&A” (Jeff Moore)
Friday: “Meals on whells: Fueling for the bike” (Matt Koester)

Thank You! – ICE Faculty

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📢 On Virtual ICE next week we’ll be chatting “Keys to treating extension intolerant LBP” with ICE faculty Miller Armstrong! Not in our virtual mentorship program? Find out how to enroll and learn more HERE