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Friday, September 19, 2008 deel, Community Member, asks

Q: what exercises can you not do when you have osteoporosis?

Hi i am doing a report for my school and i was wanting to know what exercises are not healthy for your body when you have osteoporsis?

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9/23/08 3:13pm

If you have osteoporosis, it's recommended that you DON'T do the following types of exercises:


Jogging, jumping or running -- These are high-impact exercises with quick-jerk movements that can cause fractures in bones that are more weak.


Twisting at the waist or bending forward -- Exercises such as sit-ups, toe-touches, some yoga poses, and certain movements in bowling, golf, tennis or using a rowing machine, for instance, can compress the bones in the spine and increase the risk for fracture.


In general, weight-bearing exercises that involve slow, smooth movements are best for someone who has osteoporosis.    - MG





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By deel, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/18/12, First Published: 09/19/08