Have Osteoporosis? Strengthen Your Bones with these Exercises

“Maintaining healthy bones is a lifelong endeavor, and it’s never too early or late to get started. When it comes to dealing with osteoporosis or osteopenia, keep this simple mantra in mind: Move more, not less.”

—Elaine Economou

Maintaining core strength, spinal strength, and mobility helps support healthy bones. Elaine Economou‘s latest blogpost for popular website Sixty and Me shares simple Pilates-based exercises to get you started.

Read the full blog post on Sixty and Me.

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Best exercises for Osteoporosis

People with osteoporosis often wonder, can exercise strengthen or rebuild bone? The answer is yes, though not all exercise is equally effective at bone strengthening. There are two main types of exercise that have been shown to be most effective at strengthening bone:

  • Impact and weight bearing exercise.
  • Muscle strengthening exercise.

In addition to exercises to promote bone and muscle strength, The Royal Osteoporosis Society recommends exercises:

  • To keep you steady (balance)
  • To care for your back (posture)

Strength, Balance, Posture for Healthy Bones

For healthy bones, remember to simply move more, not less. Whether it’s going for a brisk walk (or run), dancing like nobody’s watching, or my favorite, Pilates, more movement will build strength to help you live the life you love. If you’d like to try more of our Pilates and Pilates-inspired exercises for osteoporosis, try one of our Strength, Balance, Posture classes at MOVE On Demand. We also offer a weekly livestream version, with a free 14 day trial available.

Watch the trailer to learn more. Support the activities you love to do in life by starting today!

About Elaine Economou

As co-founder of MOVE Wellness®, Elaine Economou helps people move with ease, strength, and joy. Her passion is empowering people to understand their unique bodies and build strength to support moving well through their unique life. Elaine has created Movement Essentials: Getting Started with Pilates to help people move well and live a life they love – wherever and whenever.

Find all of Elaine’s Sixty and Me blogs on her author page.

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