Exercise for Osteoporosis. There are two kinds of exercises that you want to do if you have been diagnosed with bone loss (Osteopenia or Osteoporosis).
The first are 'balance exercises'. These are extremely important since they act as your personal protection against falls. Falls, as you may know, are the main cause of fractures in both women and men who have been diagnosed with Osteopenia or Osteoporosis.
A fall, even a fall in your own home, can leave with you with a broken wrist or arm, a cracked spine or even a shattered hip. And the older you are, the more serious such falls can be. Research studies show that men and women in their 80s or 90s who break a hip are dead within a year.
No one seems to understand why this happens. They do not die from the fracture itself. But they do die - far more often than their peers who did not suffer a fracture.
It even happens to persons who are appear to be in good health. So, if you are smart...if you love life, you will do everything in your power to avoid falling as you age.
Of course this means doing bone strengthening exercises. But it also means decluttering your living area. Decluttering is really important.
If you feel you are not up to doing this task on your own, ask for help...or hire someone to assist you. There are persons who specialize in helping persons 'declutter'. Do a web search for: help with decluttering (and you town/city name).
More safety help. There are also persons who will come into your home and make suggestions on ways to make it safer for daily living there as you age. (I had someone do such an evaluation of my home some years back and I am really glad I did. I received a few recommendations and implemented them almost immediately.) Women in my family often live into their late 90s. I want my home to be safe... I want to live here as long as I can. It is my refuge.... and place I can enjoy the company of friends....eat on my schedule and relax knowing that no one is going to be making all my decisions for me.
Now, if you want, you can get some professional guidance/ advice too. And it need not cost you a great deal. There are a number of books on Amazon written by professionals. To find them just click: Fall Prevention
There are exercises that will improve your balance. Most take less than 5 minutes. You can do them while waiting for your bread to toast or while watching TV.They will not tax your stamina or your energy. But these exercises work! Check them out at: Exercise for Osteopenia Balance Exercises, Prevent Falls
A second type of exercise for Osteopenia or Osteoporosis are those that actually stimulate your bones to grow thicker and stronger. These exercises are called 'weight bearing'.
Yes, some of them are done with actual weights but others add 'weight stress' to your bones by other means such as: jogging, jumping rope, hiking, walking DOWN stairs, tap dancing, gymnastics . . .
Sometimes we forget that the human body came to into existence long before we harnessed electricity or the gas engine. Our forebears were 'hunter gathers' who often walked 15 miles or more a day...bending, stooping, reaching for berries and fruit as they walked.
Their daily activities helped them grow thicker, stronger bones. For many of us a daily 15 mile walk and scavenging for food would be well nigh impossible. But our bodies (bones) were made for such endurance activities. So if we want our body's to continue to function well, we need to add some 'artificial activiites' that imitate the daily activity of our ancient forebears. We need some Exercise for Osteoporosis or Osteopenia to our daily regime if we want to avoid fractures or dowagers hump
Here is your list of Exercise for Osteoporosis , Osteopenia: Bone building exercises
Here are some balance and co-ordination exercise for Osteoporosis that will help prevent falls and fractures: Balance and co-ordination
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