Osteoporotic bones have a spongy density and are more prone to breaks and fractures

Is it just me, or are there more and more commercials these days marketing to people living with osteoporosis?  It’s called ‘the silent disease’ because it can creep on you with no symptoms.  Until the day you break or fracture a bone.  I know a woman in her 40’s who experienced her first incident of vertebra fracture while picking up a light box of Christmas ornaments a couple years ago. 

Well, before I get too depressing….my point here is that there are exercises you can do to build up your bone density safely, even if you know that you have osteoporosis.  If you’re in that category, it is imperative that you find a trainer who is educated on this subject.  Many, many trainers do not a have background here and will mistakenly point you in a dangerous direction: flexion, or forward folding movements.

I wrote about this topic for LIVESTRONG.COM recently – click here to read it.