Osteoporosis & Exercise

Osteoporosis is the significant loss of bone. It can be caused by reduction in hormone levels due to ageing or medication.

The main risk of osteoporosis is bone fracture. This is often a result of a fall, thus balance is particularly important for people with osteoporosis.

The best treatment for osteoporosis is a healthy diet and bone strengthening exercises. Strength and impact training are the most effective exercise. Before progressing to impact exercises (jumping, hopping, skipping) you must gradually build up strength and mobility in order to withstand impact training. Otherwise your joints will not be able to cope with the sudden increase in stress and load.