Osteoporosis Exercise for Strong Bones

By National Osteoporosis Foundation

There are two types of osteoporosis exercises that are important for building and maintaining bone density: weight-bearing and muscle-strengtheningexercises.

Weight-bearing Exercises
These exercises include activities that make you move against gravity while staying upright. Weight-bearing exercises can be high-impact or low-impact.

High-impact weight-bearing exercises help build bones and keep them strong. If you have broken a bone due to osteoporosis or are at risk of breaking a bone, you may need to avoid high-impact exercises. If you’re not sure, you should check with your healthcare provider.