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What are some high-impact exercises that can help my osteoporosis?

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High impact exercises include:

  • Jogging
  • Jumping rope
  • Step aerobics
  • Tennis or other racquet sports
  • Yard work, like pushing a lawnmower or heavy gardening

Moderate impact excercises include:

  • Climbing stairs
  • Dancing
  • Hiking

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. Clinical Interventions in Aging, May 14, 2009.

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

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on August 24, 2020

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. Clinical Interventions in Aging, May 14, 2009.

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

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on August 24, 2020

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