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5 Simple exercises for osteoporosis patients

Exercising increase the risk of injury for osteoporosis patients is a common belief. However, you can build and maintain bone thickness with exercises.

Other Diseases By Himanshu SharmaOct 23, 2015

Weight bearing exercises

Weight bearing exercises are those in which body’s weight is supported by legs and feet. Hiking, dancing, stair climbing are some of the safest exercises for osteoporosis.

Walk

Exercise can’t get simpler than this. Take 15-20 minutes out of your schedule to walk every day. Because it is a low-impact exercise, there is no upper limit to it.

Resistance exercise

Low resistance exercises can help osteoporosis patients as it help build muscle and bones. Free weights or weight machines increase bone density besides lowering the risk of fractures.

Yoga

The benefits of yoga go far beyond mindfulness. Besides improving posture and flexibility, the ancient practice of alternative medicine strengthens bones.

Aerobics

As long as you stick with low-impact aerobics, it is safe. Water aerobics is one of the best options for those with weak bones. High-impact can strengthen bones but the force is not stable enough to handle.

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