Did you know exercise can prevent and also help manage Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis, a condition characterized by low bone density with an increased risk of fractures, is a significant health concern in Australia. Its prevalence rises with age, particularly among women. In 2017-2018, it was reported that approximately 22% of women and 6% of men aged 50 and over had osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is also classified as a silent disease as it will not necessarily show any symptoms until a break or fracture occurs – common fracture sites include (but are not limited to) hips, vertebrae in the spine and wrists.

Fortunately, exercise can play a vital role in preventing as well as managing osteoporosis. Regular physical activity, including weight-bearing exercises and resistance training, helps maintain and enhance bone density. It stimulates bone remodelling, encourages the production of new bone tissue, and strengthens muscles, ultimately reducing the risk of falls and fractures.

At My Local Physio Plus, we believe that Osteoporosis should not dictate one's quality of life. By incorporating regular exercise into your routine, you can take proactive steps to build stronger bones and reduce the risk of fracture.

Our experienced Exercise Physiologists closely collaborate with individuals to create personalized exercise programs, incorporating suitable weight-bearing exercises as well as targeted strength training activities for strengthening bones and improving overall bone health.

It's never too late to invest in your bone health, so take the first step today and let us support you on your journey to stronger, healthier bones.