It definitely does!
Weight bearing and muscle strengthening exercises are great for individuals with osteoporosis.
These types of exercises help to:
- Increase and maintain bone density
- Reduce fracture risk
In addition, exercising can help to improve balance, which may help to prevent falls. It is important to keep in mind that it is essential to have an exercise program developed specifically for you. With osteoporosis, there are exercises and movements that put you at a higher risk for fractures.
If you are thinking about engaging in an exercise program, seek out a health care professional who has experience working with patients with osteoporosis.