Yoga – Good or Bad for Osteoporosis?

Namaste Readers! Yoga has become so popular in our culture that it seems to pop up on the Internet, in alternative medicine and even amongst scientists and doctors. It is typically recognized as an exercise that makes our body more flexible and stronger! There are many types of yoga that target different parts of our … Continue reading Yoga – Good or Bad for Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis exercises

New Year, new beginnings and resolutions… Are you looking to move and exercise more this year to help prevent osteoporotic fractures? We applaud you! Physical activity is important for people with osteoporosis or low bone mass. It can help improve strength and balance, and prevent falls and injuries that lead to osteoporotic fractures. Are you … Continue reading Osteoporosis exercises

Consider TAI CHI

Recently, we wrote about the importance of being proactive in preventing falls, especially at older age when bones can become more fragile and prone to fractures. Exercises that are done standing up and involve gentle and coordinated movements – like tai chi – are an excellent way to help improve strength and balance and keep … Continue reading Consider TAI CHI

Precautions for osteoporosis exercises

It is important that osteoporosis patients exercise, but even more critical that they exercise in the right way. Exercising in the wrong way can be more harmful than not exercising at all! Below are a few important points to keep in mind: 1. Avoid forward bending and twisting the spine. People with osteoporosis often have an … Continue reading Precautions for osteoporosis exercises

Balance exercises

Certified exercise specialist Dr. Marta Erlandson PhD, shows us exercises that help improve balance and prevent falls. These exercises are especially helpful for osteoporosis patients in preventing fractures.

Lower body exercises

In this video, certified exercise specialist Dr. Marta Erlandson PhD, focuses on exercises that target the bones and muscles and in our lower body. These exercises will build bone and muscle strength and can be helpful for all adults, including osteoporosis patients. Previous videos from this exercise series can be viewed here and here.

Upper body exercises

In follow up to our previous post from yesterday, certified exercise specialist Dr. Marta Erlandson begins our series of exercise videos by demonstrating upper body exercises that are good for developing bone and muscle strength.

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 … Continue reading Exercise for bone health