What exercises should be avoided with osteopenia?
Caution: Yoga and Pilates contain movements that may increase fracture risk for people with osteopenia or osteoporosis. If you have low bone density, it is important to avoid any movements that round or twist the spine and put excessive force upon the vertebrae.
Can you reverse osteopenia with exercise?
There is no way to reverse bone loss or prevent osteopenia or osteoporosis. Weight bearing and strengthening exercise can increase bone health at any age. There is no best exercise program for everyone with osteopenia or osteoporosis.
How do you strengthen bone osteopenia?
- Avoid smoking.
- Eat a healthy, balanced diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, calcium and vitamins.
- Exercise every day.
- Get at least 1,200 mg of calcium daily.
- Get at least 800 to 1,000 IU of vitamin D daily.