Of the patients with osteoporosis, 59% had received recommendations for weight-bearing exercise
, calcium, or vitamin D therapy and 91% were recommended new or continuing pharmacologic therapy For treatment, 23% had received estrogen; 1%, raloxifene; 35%, alendronate; 13%, calcitonin; and 19%, some form of combination therapy she said.
You should also do a weight-bearing exercise
, such as walking several times a week.
Some examples of weight-bearing exercise
include weight training, walking, hiking, jogging, climbing stairs, tennis, and dancing.
The risk of developing osteoporosis can be reduced by taking plenty of weight-bearing exercise
and eating a healthy, balanced calcium-rich diet throughout life.
Running and other weight-bearing exercise
also help maintain bone strength.
You can help protect your bone health by getting weight-bearing exercise
most days of the week and eating foods rich in the bone-strengthening nutrients calcium and vitamin D.
Carrying your clubs over your shoulder will burn more calories and provide weight-bearing exercise
that helps maintain bone and muscle strength.
The pain is often worsened by weight-bearing exercise
keeps bones healthy, improves balance and lessens the risk of falling and breaking brittle bones.
Consume enough bone-building calcium and the vitamin D to enable its absorption, and also get as much weight-bearing exercise
as you can, since this builds bone.
2 Start a form of weight-bearing exercise
- even brisk walking is good - in order to reduce the risk of osteoporosis later.