Even though osteoporosis affects mostly older women, prevention starts when you are younger. No matter what your age, you can take steps to build bone mass and prevent bone loss today!

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. As a result, bones become weak and may break from a fall.

What Kind of Exercise Can Help Protect Your Bones?
Several types of exercises can help you in the fight against osteoporosis. These exercises benefit your body in different ways, so they should be combined for the best results. They include:

  • weight-bearing exercises: These exercises require that you work against gravity while holding your body upright. Weight-bearing exercises may be high-impact (for example, dancing, running, or jumping rope) or low-impact (such as high-speed walking, or using an elliptical machine).
  • strength-training exercises: These exercises rely on resistance to build muscle mass and increase bone strength. You may lift weights, use elastic resistance bands, or lift your own body weight to help strengthen your body.

Does it work?

Studies have shown that postmenopausal women who participated in a strength training program for a year saw significant increases in their bone density .

So get started today at Everlasting Fitness. We offer a variety of strength training classes for all fitness levels. Contact me for a free phone consultation

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