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?
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