Osteoporosis is a condition which causes a reduction in bone strength as we age. We often hear of the important role that calcium and vitamin D play in maintaining bone strength, but did you know that participation in a regular exercise program can provide significant additional benefit?
Research has shown that doing the right kind of exercise, in particular, Weight-bearing aerobic exercise (exercise done on your feet such as walking or jogging) and progressive resistance training helps to maintain and in some cases increase bone strength. Bones can actually become stronger when impact or strain! While this may be good for our bones it may not be so good if you have any pre-existing joint problems. So if you are looking to improve your bone strength it is recommended that you discuss this with your physiotherapist who can assist in designing an appropriate bone strengthening program for you.