OSTEOPOROSIS Exercise Program

As people get older they reduce their physical activity which can lead to osteopenia (loss of bone density) and osteoporosis (bone weakness). Osteoporosis is the loss of calcium and other minerals from a person’s bones. This makes bones brittle and susceptible to fracturing. A sedentary lifestyle and poor nutrition encourages the loss of bone mass, while exercising regularly can reduce the rate of bone loss. A person who already has osteoporosis can benefit from exercising. Exercise does not only build muscle, it helps build and maintain the amount and thickness of bones and helps slow the loss of existing bone mass. Research indicates that a proper diet and exercise program throughout a person’s life can reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis. Falls are the main cause of bone fractures. People with osteoporosis can reduce their risk of falling by exercising. In addition, exercise can build muscle strength, improve balance, reduce need for medications and allow for the better management of other health challenges. Having osteoporosis puts people at higher risk for fractures. One of the best ways to strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis is to get into a regular weight-bearing exercise program.

Our Trainers will design an appropriate exercise program that meets individual needs. For more information on how to schedule this highly effective low intensity exercise program, go to Information form.