Osteopenia and osteoporosis are concerning conditions that increase the risk of fractures, prolong recovery time, and heighten complications during surgeries like joint replacements. While women are more susceptible, men are also at risk.
Prevention and treatment of osteoporosis involve adopting a healthy diet low in saturated fat, processed foods, and alcohol, while incorporating calcium, protein, fruits, and vegetables for bone health. Exercise, particularly weight-bearing exercises, is crucial in making bones denser and stronger.
Resistance training provides the necessary stimulus for bone density improvements, unlike activities such as cycling, water-based exercises, pilates, or yoga. Even resistance training with light weights and high repetitions may not suffice. Starting resistance training in adolescence is ideal, but it’s never too late to begin, even if you already have osteoporosis or osteopenia. Resistance training is safe and not limited to fragile individuals.
At our gym in Annandale, we offer unlimited personalised coaching to help you prioritise your bone health and achieve your fitness goals. Join us today and take a proactive approach towards preventing and addressing osteoporosis effectively.