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What kind of exercises are good for osteoporosis?

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Dr. Praveen Tayal

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Posted on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: What is the best exercise for osteoporosis?
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 58 minutes later
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High-impact weight-bearing exercises help build bones and keep them strong. If you have broken a bone due to osteoporosis or are at risk of breaking a bone, you may need to avoid high-impact exercises. ... Examples of high-impact weight-bearing exercises are: Dancing.
Low-impact weight-bearing exercises can also help keep bones strong and are a safe alternative if you cannot do high-impact exercises. Examples of low-impact weight-bearing exercises are:

Using elliptical training machines
Doing low-impact aerobics
Using stair-step machines
Fast walking on a treadmill or outside
Yoga and Pilates can also improve strength, balance and flexibility. However, certain positions may not be safe for people with osteoporosis or those at increased risk of broken bones. For example, exercises that have you bend forward may increase the chance of breaking a bone in the spine. A physical therapist should be able to help you learn which exercises are safe and appropriate for you.
I hope this answers your query.
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Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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