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Can weight training help my osteroporosis?

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Yes, These workouts can include basic moves such as standing and rising on your toes, lifting your own body weight with exercises like push-ups or squats, and using equipment such as:

Add strength-training exercises to your workouts 2 to 3 days per week.

  • Elastic exercise bands
  • Free weights
  • Weight machines

From: Best Exercise for Osteoporosis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Weightbearing Exercises for Women and Girls."

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Prevention: Exercise for Healthy Bones," "Safe Movement," "Osteoporosis Exercise for Strong Bones."

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: "How PM&R Physicians Use Exercise to Prevent and Treat Osteoporosis."

Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases-National Resource Center: "Exercise for Your Bone Health." 

American Osteopathic Association: "Exercise in Post-Menopausal Women."

Vondracek, S. , May 14, 2009. Clinical Interventions in Aging

Kessenich, C. , June 2007.   Clinical Interventions in Aging

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 18, 2016

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Weightbearing Exercises for Women and Girls."

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Prevention: Exercise for Healthy Bones," "Safe Movement," "Osteoporosis Exercise for Strong Bones."

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: "How PM&R Physicians Use Exercise to Prevent and Treat Osteoporosis."

Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases-National Resource Center: "Exercise for Your Bone Health." 

American Osteopathic Association: "Exercise in Post-Menopausal Women."

Vondracek, S. , May 14, 2009. Clinical Interventions in Aging

Kessenich, C. , June 2007.   Clinical Interventions in Aging

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 18, 2016

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