These are exercises that get your heart rate up – you should feel like your heart is beating faster and you are breathing harder.
Strength and Resistance Exercises
Use weights, elastic exercise bands or even your own body weight to increase muscle and bone strength.
Balance and Coordination
Activities like tai chi and swimming help improve your balance and coordination to decrease your risk of falling.
Exercises like chin tucks can be done every day to help improve your posture.
Exercises to Avoid
People with osteoporosis should avoid activities like high-impact aerobics, jogging, running, jumping rope and any activity that involves bending and twisting (e.g. rowing machines, sit-ups).
For some excellent websites, books and videos on weight-bearing exercise, please visit the Resources section.
Talk to Your Friends
Osteoporosis is a silent disease. Although one in four women and one in eight men have osteoporosis, many are unaware of it. Spread the word by talking to your friends about osteoporosis, the value of a healthy diet and exercise and the importance of talking to your doctor.Osteoporosis Exercise Resources