Fitness for baby boomers and seniors

Osteoporosis Building Bone Density

osteoporosis preventionBones are living tissue that are constantly in the mode of breaking down and then building up. Osteoporosis is defined as BMD (Bone Mineral Density) deviation of -2.5  below normal bone values.  It can cause bones to become weak and brittle. Osteopenia is a BMD deviation of >1.

Weight bearing exercises such as weight lifting and impact exercises like walk and running help build bone mass. The key is to implement these exercises into your fitness routine before the onset of osteoporosis.  Bone loss can occur anywhere in the body and have different levels of osteoporosis in different areas.


Important: The information on this site is not intended to treat or diagnose any injuries, illness or any type of acute or chronic conditions. Always consult your physician before starting any exercise program or any type of treatment for any type of health condition.