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  • Maria Gifford
    Editor
    September 23, 2008
    Maria Gifford
    Editor
    September 23, 2008

    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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