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Updated on November 6, 2020

Osteoporosis Exercises

Regular exercise is extremely useful to maintain your bone strength and slow down bone resorption.  AVOID high-impact exercises.  Regular physical activity can

  • Increase your muscle strength
  • Maintain (or even improve) your posture
  • Improve your balance
  • Relieve some pain symptoms
  • Decrease the risk of bone fracture

The physical activities you perform should involve all of these exercises

  • Strength Resistance Exercises using resistance bands, free weights or own body weight
  • Weight Bearing activities such as walking, climbing stairs or dancing
  • Flexibility exercises such as muscle stretching
  • Balance exercises such as standing on one leg, heel-toe walking or tai chi

Before you start any exercises, discuss with your doctor or physiotherapist which exercises are appropriate for you. 

Here is a series of 26 exercises which you can easily do at home by yourself everyday.  The exercises aim to improve 4 areas of your mobility (known as B.A.S.E.) namely

Balance

Aerobics

Strength

Endurance

Click to view Dr AndreaFurlan video on Exercises for Osteoporosis

Discuss with your Doctor or Physiotherapist before starting your exercise plan

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