Exercise plays a dual role in fighting the effects of osteoporosis.
It can help preserve the bone strength you still have.
It improves coordination and balance, which can prevent the falls that could lead to fractures.
A study by Harvard researchers found that women who walked more than four hours per week had a significantly lower risk of hip fractures than women who walked less
then an hour per week. While exercise, like diet, can't rebuild bone to the extent that medicine can, it might contribute to small increases in the bone density. However bone density is not the only reason to work out. Regular exercise also lessens your chances of getting heart disease, lowers blood pressure, helps prevent diabetes, reduces the
risk for colon cancer, breast cancer, improves mood and adds years to your life.
If these health benefits came in a pill, people would be clamouring for a prescription.
Now is the time to take action and get yourself started on a proper exercise and nutritional program.