Osteoporosis exercises are important for anyone who has been diagnosed with osteoporosis or who would like to prevent losing bone density and having osteoporosis in the future.
Osteoporosis is defined by the National Osteoporosis Foundation as “a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. As a result, bones become weak and may break from a fall or, in serious cases, from sneezing or minor bumps.”
About 54 million Americans have osteoporosis, making it an extremely common medical condition.
While medication and medical intervention are options for treatment, one of the best things you can do to prevent osteoporosis is to exercise! If you have already been diagnosed with osteoporosis, it’s important to find safe osteoporosis exercises to include in your weekly routine.
Research shows the best form of exercise for this condition is resistance training.
Simply put, if you want strong bones you have to lift, push and pull things.
Weights, babies, reformer springs, your body weight, resistance bands – it all works to help prevent osteoporosis and keep your bones strong!
There are also certain movements you want to avoid if you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. This doesn’t mean avoiding all spinal movement! It means knowing what is safe and what might not be recommended.
My Osteoporosis Exercises video talks you through the movements you should avoid with osteoporosis and a safe workout if you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis.
This is a 12 minute routine that can be done at home. All you need are light hand weights for these simple and effective osteoporosis exercises.
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