RadioMD: Train Your Body
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Osteoporosis: Best Bets From Personal Training to Group Fitness

June 16, 20159 min
How can exercise prevent osteoporosis?Osteoporosis is a disease that occurs when your bones lose their density, become fragile and are more likely to break or fracture. Even though both men and women could end up with osteoporosis, more women are likely to develop it.This is because after menopause, women are more likely to produce normal levels of estrogen, which is an essential hormone in helping protecting your bones.How can exercise prevent osteoporosis?Research has shown that you can preserve your bone health by participating in physical activity. This includes weight-bearing endurance exercises (stair climbing, jogging, walking, tennis) and resistance exercise like weight lifting three to five times a wekk.What other exercises can you do to preserve your bone health?Fitness experts Grace Desimone and Neal Pire join Melanie Cole, MS to discuss osteoporosis and how you can prevent it.

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