For years, I have wanted to make a short YouTube video showing exercises to avoid if you have low bone density (osteopenia) or osteoporosis. I pulled a clip on safety out of my recent video, Safe Strength Training for Osteoporosis Prevention. Check it out on YouTube!
The basic moves that you should avoid with low bone density or osteoporosis are:
Don’t bend forward at the waist.
Don’t twist to the point of strain.
Don’t twist AND bend forward from the waist.
Instead, hinge from the hips when you need to bend down, using your legs and knees for support, not your back. Adjusting your position just a little can make a big difference in your safety.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) has a wealth of excellent information on how to move safely throughout your day.
Here’s another link to WebMD on how strength training can help prevent bone loss and ways to get started.
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