Exercise and Fall Prevention

Exercise doesn’t require new clothes or expensive equipment. You can walk the dog s
more often, park farther away from the store, find a friend to exercise with you and increase your exercise tolerance gradually. Aerobic exercise is one that gets the heart beating faster than normal and keeps that rate for 20 minutes. Some exercises are better than other for your bones.

At CCBR, we recommend that patients practice gentle yoga, Pilates and other exercise programs aimed at improving bone density, flexibility, posture, balance, skeletal alignment, aerobic fitness and muscle size.

In addition to exercise, preventing falls is important for older people and anyone with osteoporosis. A person with osteoporosis is more susceptible to a fracture when a fall occurs, especially in the hip, spine or wrist. Consider that nine out of 10 hip fractures in older Americans are the result of a fall.

View the below PDFs to learn more about exercise and fall prevention.

Bone Basics

 

Strategies for Osteoporosis Management