According to the Osteoporosis Foundation, “Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones. It happens when you lose too much bone, make too little bone or both.” “Bones become weak and can break from a minor fall”. This is a serious concern for men and women. Over 44 million Americans have low bone density, osteopenia or osteoporosis.
Exercise is vital to maintaining healthy bones. Exercise can strengthen bones and muscles as well as prevent falls. Simply taking a walk or using a treadmill as a weight bearing exercise that is helpful because you work against gravity. Another good weight lifting exercise is to include weights into your exercise routine. Stair climbing, running and hiking are also great weight bearing exercise options.