Osteoporosis

Updated 19 July 2013

Cycle towards healthy hips

Some exercises limit your risk of hip fracture. Exercises that could help are aimed at strengthening the upper portion of the femur, the leg bone that fits into the hip.

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Certain exercises could limit your risk of hip fracture as you grow older. The exercises that could help are aimed at strengthening the upper portion of the femur, the leg bone that fits into the hip.

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As you grow older, don't limit your exercise routine to walking – cycle as well. Research has shown that cycling strengthens the femur. Cycle every other day for just 20-30 minutes at a time – in a gym or outdoors. Take it slowly at first, and consult your doctor if you haven't been active lately. Also remember to stretch well before and after exercising.

Visit our Osteoporosis Condition Centre or consult our Healthy Bones Expert.

 

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