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29 Mar 2003

Whats the best exercise for Osteoporosis-be specific.
My doctor said to do strengh bearing exercises. I have the start of Osteoporosis in my hips and lower spine.
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01 Jan 0001

HI Ka dj

It depends whether you are tending towards osteoporosis, or whether you actually have it. If you do, you should really get a carefully designed programme from a Biokineticist, since otherwise you could end up suffering from a fracture which is extremely debilitating. Perhaps phone our Biokinetics Unit at Sports Science for an appointment (ph: 021 659 5647). If you just have low bone density, then I would recommend walking three to five times a week and doing the circuit at least twice a week with lowish weights. However, ensure an expert helps you to do the exercises correctly.

Good luck.
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