EXERCISE FOR BONE HEALTH

If you are over 65, gentle weight-bearing exercises will help you maintain bone health by increasing bone density. However, it is important to note before starting a new exercise programme it is important to talk to a doctor. He or she will be able to tell you what exercises are safe and appropriate to do at home and what exercises you should avoid. Weight-bearing and resistance activities are typically recommended as they help build muscle strength and bone density. Exercises such as yoga and Pilates are also recommended as they promote balance, coordination, and strength which helps seniors avoid suffering a fall or slip.
Weight-bearing exercises include:
• Walking
• Jogging
• Stair-climbing
• Dancing
• Bowling

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