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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Prevention and Exercise

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Question 1 of 10

Which of these exercise programs will NOT do much to help improve your bone density

  • ARunning and jumping.
  • BSwimming and bicycling.
  • CWalking and dancing.
  • DNone of the above.

Question 2 of 10

I now understand how regular exercise can help prevent osteoporosis. Even though I haven't exercised in years, I should head out for a jog immediately.

  • ATrue.
  • BFalse.

Question 3 of 10

After getting clearance from your doctor, a potential bone-building exercise for someone just starting out might be:

  • ALifting very light free weights.
  • BUsing a balance ball in the corner of a room for stability.
  • CTai Chi.
  • DAll of the above.

Question 4 of 10

There's more to weight-bearing exercise than lifting weights at the gym.

  • ATrue.
  • BFalse.

Question 5 of 10

Which of these is NOT a health benefit of exercising outdoors

  • AModerate exposure to sunlight helps the body produce Vitamin D, which is beneficial in preventing osteoporosis.
  • BWalking or hiking outdoors may help improve balance and coordination, compared to a perfectly level treadmill.
  • COne can listen to music on headphones with the volume turned up all the way.
  • DIncorporating exercise into a fun outdoor activity can help motivate a person to stick with a regular regimen.

Question 6 of 10

You can lose calcium in your sweat.

  • ATrue.
  • BFalse.

Question 7 of 10

A pre-menopausal woman is exercising excessively and putting herself at risk of osteoporosis if:

  • AShe stops getting her period.
  • BShe becomes so thin she looks emaciated.
  • CAre you kidding" It's not possible to exercise too much, when you're talking about bone health.
  • DBoth A and B.

Question 8 of 10

Those who are of advanced age should avoid exercise altogether.

  • ATrue.
  • BFalse.

Question 9 of 10

Which of the following exercises should be avoided by those with severe osteoporosis

  • AHigh impact aerobics.
  • BSports that can involve risk of a fall.
  • CExercises that require twisting one's back.
  • DAll of the above.

Question 10 of 10

Exercising regularly will ensure you never get osteoporosis.

  • ATrue.
  • BFalse.
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