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Strong, steady, and straight :Physical activity and exercise recommendations for osteoporosis

Ellen Vandyck


...."The Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) recommends performing weighted lunges, hip abduction and addiction, knee extension and flexion, plantar-Dorsi flexion, back extension, reverse chest fly and abdominal exercises while avoiding loaded spinal flexion. Ideally 2 or 3 days per week.

.... weight-bearing or impact activities like dancing , Pilates, yoga, running,aerobics, ball games can be recommended.

... to become steadier, one should target the strength training to the back extensors and try to modify kyphotic postures . Back extensor strength is further thought to cause improvements in standing balance . "

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