Osteoporosis Exercises To Avoid for Women Over 40
Learn what exercises are best to help build bone and prevent osteoporosis and what exercises you should avoid if you have osteoporosis.
👉🏼 First, what is osteoporosis?
Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn’t keep up with the loss of old bone.
This then causes the bones to become weak and brittle — and in worst-case scenarios so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses such as bending over or coughing can cause a fracture.
Most osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine.
Women are most likely to develop osteoporosis. And white and Asian women are at greater risk as well as those of us who are past menopause. If you are small framed you will also be at greater risk because you have less bone mass to draw on as you get older.
👉🏼 What can help?
The exercises I chat about in the video while avoiding the ones mentioned (which can be harmful if you have osteoporosis).
Instead, sub in the alternative exercises I demo whenever you come across the ones listed as a no-no in your workouts.