Bone Health

How To Plan Your Osteoporosis Exercise Plan Part 2

If you have osteoporosis, you may think that doing exercise will lead to fracture. However, using your muscles in fact helps protect your bones! You’re never too old, and it’s never too late to start exercising no matter your level of osteoporosis diagnosis. In postmenopausal women, regular exercise activity can; increase muscle strength, improve balance, decrease the risk of bone fracture, maaintain or even improve posture and decrease or alleviate pain. If you have osteoporosis or osteopenia you want to find the safest, enjoyable activities for you given your overall health and amount of bone loss.

In our last blog, we shared some tips on how you can best start planning your Osteoporosis Exercise program with us here at OsteoStrong and outside. Here are some more tips to help you succeed with your Osteoporosis Exercise Plan.

Step 6: Accountability

Success can come from taking responsibility for measuring your goals. This can be done by setting realistic goals by monitoring them to increase your level of motivation and the likelihood of meeting the fitness goals you have set for yourself. When you have someone you trust that can help support, motivate and keep you accountable it can make meeting those goals easier too. At OsteoStrong your coach is there to cheer you on, but starting the program with a friend or partner might be a great way to make sure you stick with it.

Step 7: Progression

Your doctor and your OsteoStrong coach can help decide when you’re ready to progress with the time and weight your body can handle. As your strength increases, you will be able to add exercises that have various difficulty levels to help you progress on your fitness journey. 

Step 8: Rest & Recovery

Incorporating time to rest and recover is an important part of exercise. A rest day indicates a day someone takes a break from their workout routine. Rest and recovery time give the body a chance to repair and help to prevent injury. The rest time makes sure you’re not overdoing it when starting a new exercise program, or when incorporating different routines with your exercise.

Step 9: Follow up with your Doctor

When starting a new workout program, it is not only important to consult your doctor at the onset but also during, in order to track your progress. Schedule visits with a specialist to help you measure, scan, and track your progress. With osteoporosis it’s important to get regular dexa scans as benchmarkers in your bone health.

The OsteoStrong program can help with Osteoporosis Treatment by tailoring a fitness program to your needs. If you are local to the Seattle, WA area, our OsteoStrong center here on Mercer Island can help evaluate and customize a fitness program tailored to your needs. In as little as 10 minutes per week with one of our coaches, you will be on your way to improving your osteoporosis symptoms through the strengthening of your bone density and muscles. 

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