Experts suggest that the best tool to diagnose osteoporosis is by conducting a bone mineral density test.

What are the treatments for osteoporosis?

  1. Drug therapy
  2. Increased calcium intake and/or absorption
  3. Physical activity

What is the benefit of exercise for individuals with osteoporosis?

Exercise has been shown to be effective at increasing and maintaining bone mass and bone density. Also, exercise should enhance the strength, coordination, balance and flexibility.

All the exercises are safe for a person with osteoporosis?

No, not all exercises are safe for people with osteoporosis. The contraindications for this population are; any form of spinal flexion, forward or to the side. These motions put excessive force on the spine and may lead to back fractures and pain. If you need start a safe exercise program, Fit After 50 can help you.

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