And as an addition to this answer.
The key to exercise with the goal of slowing bone loss or improving bone density is to create tension on the attachment sites of the muscles and ligaments. It is very similar to any exercise progression. But the degree of osteoporosis is very important. You don’t need a lot of tension to get a change in bone density. But it does need to be greater than the person is used to placing on the connective tissues of the skeletal system. And it needs to be applied regularly. You can’t exercise once a week and get more bone density. And physician clearance is absolutely necessary.
Hello Sal Lucido,
We are sure to protect the spine with no twisting, bending or compressing of the spine. Walking daily with step incorporated. Of course, overall resistance work and flexibility with balance work to help prevent falls. When falls do occur, the body is stronger to handle the mishap. With all the tips you have gotten, you will want to have a trainer design a balanced program as we are not there to see the details that need attention. You will need to do strength work twice a week, flexibility daily if possible, and cardio work three times a week at minimum, paying attention to pain…avoid what causes pain. Also, do not underestimate the power of good nutrition.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.
The above answers are great, in addition IDEA just published my article on safe exercises for the core for those with osteoporosis, it is in the June issue or you can use this link: