Osteoporosis and exercise

Learn more about exercises for osteoporosis including when to start and what types of exercise benefit bone health.

Serious illness may affect bone health

Researchers say that critical illness may accelerate bone resorption. This is a process that occurs when bone is broken down, and calcium and other minerals released into the bloodstream.

New bone tricks for oldies

Exercise does not only help to build bones in young children and adolescents, it can also help to maintain bone in mature adults and the elderly.

Exercise for balance and to prevent falls

Although a person with osteoporosis is at much greater risk of suffering a bone fracture than someone with normal bone mineral density, studies show it’s often a fall that causes the fracture.

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Healthy Bones

Tereza is the CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and worked as a Nursing Sister in the field of Osteoporosis for 18 years prior to her appointment with the Foundation. She used to be the Educational Officer for the Foundation and co-wrote the patient brochure on Osteoporosis. Read more

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