For 10 Million Americans with Osteoporosis, Exercise Isn’t the Answer

OsteoStrong | Osteoporosis

By Kyle Zagrodzky

When people are concerned about osteoporosis or bone loss, doctors often advise a healthy diet and exercise, but exercise may not have the impact most people facing bone loss are hoping for.

To fight bone loss, doctors commonly prescribe medications that either increase bone formation or slow the rate of loss. Why? Medications work better and faster than exercise alone. However, these medications can induce side effects that range from inconvenient to painful. In some cases, side effects can be fatal.

This article will help you understand some of the latest physiotherapy research that has come out of the National Health Service in the UK (NHS) sheds gives hope to those who think they’ve “tried everything”. Download the full NHS research report here.

Osteoporosis is a serious concern for most people in the middle and golden years. The all-too-common condition causes bones to become so weak or brittle that even movements as mild as coughing or bending over can lead to a sudden fracture.