Rheumatology Book


  • Exercise in Osteoporosis


Exercise in Osteoporosis

Aka: Exercise in Osteoporosis, Osteoporosis-Related Exercise Guidelines
  1. Exercise Selection
    1. Primary Prevention: Regular weight bearing Exercise
      1. Best Exercises
        1. Jogging
        2. Stair climbing
        3. Walking
        4. Hiking
      2. Not as helpful to strengthen bone
        1. Cycling
        2. Swimming
      3. Finnish study of 105 pro tennis/squash players
        1. Increased bone mineral content in Exercisers
        2. Especially if started Exercise before Menarche
      4. References
        1. Kannus (1995) Ann Intern Med 123:27-31 [PubMed]
    2. Secondary and Tertiary Prevention (Prevent Injury)
      1. Avoid high impact Exercise (e.g. jumping, Running)
      2. Avoid excessive trunk flexion/twisting (e.g. golf)
  2. Management: General
    1. Improve balance and maintain strength, function
    2. Weight-bearing aerobic activity 4 days weekly
    3. Progressive Resistance Training 2-3 times weekly
      1. Perform 2 sets of 8-10 repetitions
    4. Flexibility Exercise 5-7 days per week

You are currently viewing the original 'fpnotebook.com\legacy' version of this website. Internet Explorer 8.0 and older will automatically be redirected to this legacy version.

If you are using a modern web browser, you may instead navigate to the newer desktop version of fpnotebook. Another, mobile version is also available which should function on both newer and older web browsers.

Please Contact Me as you run across problems with any of these versions on the website.

Navigation Tree