Benefits of exercise
Women who have been physically active throughout their lives generally have stronger bones than do women who have led more sedentary lives
Exercising with osteoporosis means finding the safest, most enjoyable activities with your level of fitness and bone health. There's no one-size-fits-all exercise program for people suffering with osteoporosis.
Before you start
Consult your doctor before starting any exercise program for osteoporosis. You may need some tests first, including:
- Bone density measurement
- Fitness assessment
In the meantime, think about what kind of activities you enjoy most. If you choose an exercise you enjoy, you're more likely to stick with it over time. Don't let fear of fractures keep you from having fun and being active.