Did you know almost half of all Australian women and one third of men over 60 have osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is defined as the loss of calcium and other minerals from a person’s bones, which can make them more susceptible to fractures, or breaks.
People with existing osteoporosis can benefit from safe, regular exercise programs which support bone health. The best forms of exercise are weight bearing (such as aerobics, stair walking, jogging) and resistance movement (using hand and ankle weights)
How exercise helps people with osteoporosis
- Reduces bone loss
- Preserving bone tissue which remains
- Improve muscle strength and balance to reduce risk of falls, which can lead to bone fractures
- Reducing pain and inflammation in the body
- Improving mood regulation and reducing stress levels
- Supports better day-to-day functioning
That’s where our safe, evidence-based exercise programs come in – focusing on balance and resistance movement to help reduce the rate of bone loss and reduce the risk of fractures or falls.
Always consult with your doctor, physiotherapist or health care professional before you decide on an exercise program. Your health care professional can refer you to one or more of our exercise programs.
Simply give us a call on 8580 0628 to find out how we can help you.
This article is for informational purposes only. This article does not replace medical advice. Consult your local medical authority for advice.