What type of exercise program should I follow?
This is one of the most common questions people ask who have concerns about thinning bones. They are aware that exercise can play a role in slowing bone loss, but they don't know what type of exercise is best.
The short answer is any exercise that challenges your bones with weight or resistance. A well rounded strength training program that works all the major muscle groups is most effective. This creates stresses on bones throughout the body, stimulating extra deposits of calcium and nudging bone forming cells into action. The bones that benefit are those that attach to the muscles that are being worked. For example, the standing calf raise benefits your shin bones. The bridge is good for the hips and spine.
Finally, strength training particularly if it includes work on power and balance - enhances
stability, which can help protect you from falling.
We all need to follow a safe exercise program, so contact me on my website for more information on how to get started.
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