Osteoporosis in Post Menopausal Women Is Curbed by Strength Training

by Laura Ramirez on July 13, 2011

Osteoporosis in post menopausal women can be a crippling and disfiguring disease that leads to a lifetime of pain and suffering, not only for women but for their loved ones. Once diagnosed with the disease or even with osteopenia (which can be a precursor to osteoporosis), many women believe that they should be less active to reduce the risk of fracture. But this is not the case.

Osteoporosis decreases the density of the skeletal bones, increasing a women’s risk of fractures. Hip fractures are particularly dangerous, especially for elderly women. A hip fracture can spell the beginning of the end.

Inactivity reduces bone density even further, creating a vicious cycle which causes the skeletal frame to slowly disintegrate over time. ᅠWeight bearing exercise reverses this in women of all ages. Even exercise where you bear your own weight (and don’t use hand weights) like yoga can increase bone density.

osteoporosis in post menopausal women

Osteoporosis in post menopausal women can be slowed by exercise

Women with osteoporosis a skeletal disease that erodes bone density, weakens bone strength and increases the risk of fractures might think taking it easy is the best way to prevent bone breaks. Yet an updated review of studies confirms that compared to staying sedentary, strength exercises boost bone density in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis…

Although bone loss and osteoporosis in post menopausal women may be an inevitable part of growing old, regular weight bearing exercise builds bone density which slows or even stops the process. If you’re going through menopause, it’s important to start now. As always, the focus is on prevention. Remember that a spine or hip fracture can forever alter your life expectancy and decrease your quality of life. ᅠ

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