Exercise for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, characterized by the weakening of the bones, is associated with an increased risk of fracture—
especially among older adults. Because of this, many people think they should avoid exercise. However, exercise is highly recommended for people with osteoporosis and is even associated with decreased risk of hip fracture. Most bone fractures occur from falls, and exercise can build muscle strength and improve balance. It can also help preserve bone density. To strengthen bones, doctors recommend weight-bearing exercises like walking, jogging, dancing, or resistance exercises using stretch bands or light weights. Of course, any activities or exercise involving high impact, excessive force, or increased risk of falling should still be avoided.

Source: Cleveland Clinic

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