Exercise for bone health

As we have highlighted previously, exercise is important in both preventing and treating osteoporosis. But physical activity can be a confusing issue for osteoporosis patients and individuals with low bone mass as some types of exercises can harm weakened bones.

The Osteoporosis Exercise Guide gives detailed descriptions of bone-friendly exercises and also describes what types of exercises and activities can be harmful to bone health. We have also recently created a few videos with Dr. Marta Erlandson PhD, an exercise expert, and former post doctoral fellow with the Osteoporosis Program. Marta is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and recently appointed Assistant Professor at University of Saskatchewan, College of Kinesiology.

In her first video, Marta talks about exercise and bone health and what kind of movements to avoid if you have osteoporosis.

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