As people age, Osteoporosis becomes more and more common among men and women. Instead of succumbing to the crippling effects of this disease, there are actions you can do to prevent it. Exercise is a great way to help prevent this disease from hindering your life.
Weight-bearing exercises are great activities which involve you moving against gravity while staying upright. It can be practiced as a high-impact or low-impact exercise. High-impact exercises help you build strong bones fast. Examples of a high-impact exercises are burpees, running, jumping jacks, or jumping rope. For a safer alternative, you may want to try a low-impact activity. This type of activity relies more on cardio machines, such as the elliptical or treadmill, and other low impact aerobics such as going for a walk. Low-impact exercises reduce the risk of hurting yourself and are better for those who already have osteoporosis.
Muscle-strengthening exercises involve moving your body, a weight, or some other resistance against gravity. These resistance-based exercises include lifting weights or using elastic exercise bands. Thankfully CanDo® has you covered for either activity, with CanDo® Dumbbells and the CanDo® MGE™ exerciser. CanDo® Dumbbells are great if you need a certain weight to lift to increase strength in your upper body. There are a variety of color-coded weights to choose from with each dumbbell being comfortable to grip. The CanDo® MGE™ exerciser provides an unlimited amount of exercise options for you to do various high-impact performance exercises. This tool comes in a variety of color-coded resistance levels and are made of a durable cloth material that can be washed and dried.
Osteoporosis is a common disease that gives no real sign before it happens. To try to prevent this, it is good to get some exercise in at least 4 times per week. Whether it is weight-bearing or muscle-strengthening, be sure to contact your doctor to see what is right for you.
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Article written by William Graves.