What are the five weight-bearing exercises?
Weight-bearing exercises force you to work against gravity. They include walking, hiking, jogging, climbing stairs, playing tennis, and dancing.
Do weight-bearing exercises help osteoporosis?
Over 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, which is defined by weak and porous bones, and another 43 million are at risk for it. Numerous studies have shown that weight-bearing exercise can help to slow bone loss, and several show it can even build bone.
What exercises should be avoided with osteoporosis?
- Rounding poses or rounded spine movements.
- Spine twist or any deep twists.
- Corkscrew or bicycle.
- Deep hip stretches (like the pigeon pose)
- Warrior pose.
- Overpressure from teachers.