People with Osteoporosis Have Reduced Bone Density
People with osteoporosis have reduced bone density. This means the bones are more fragile and therefore, more easily broken. Older people and women who have been through the menopause are more susceptible. The National Osteoporosis Society says 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 in the UK will fracture a bone, mainly due to poor bone health.
How to Improve Your Bone Density
Weight-bearing exercise can improve bone density, making our bones stronger and reducing the risk of a bone fracture. You don’t need to workout at the gym to benefit from this strategy. Carrying the children or grandchildren, the shopping, the cat or the dog, are all a form of resistance exercise. The key is to do a little bit of weight-bearing exercise everyday. Begine small and build up slowly.
In this video, the Chicago Integrative Movement Specialists share some exercises you can do today to increase your bone density.