Exercise

Regular weight-bearing exercise, along with bone-healthy nutrition, help growing adolescents optimize their bone mass and strength as their bones develop. This is particularly important during the period of greatest bone growth, roughly between the ages of 11 to 17 years.  Read more
Moderate to high impact sports such as gymnastics, basketball, or football have been shown to benefit bone mass, structure and strength – with benefits particularly apparent during pre-and early adolescence.  Read more
assisted exercise in very low birth weight preterm infant
Because of their low weight and premature birth, very low birth weight (VLBW) pre-term infants have lower bone mineral mass and a greater need for bone nutrients compared to most new-born infants. This places them at greater risk of osteopenia (low bone density) and fractures in later life. Read more
Osteoporosis is known as the 'silent disease' because it can sneak up on you, without signs or symptoms. People with osteoporosis are at higher risk of broken bones, which can lead to pain, disability, and loss of quality of life. Read more
Hop your way to stronger bones
With age our bones and muscles begin to weaken and lose strength. That’s why it is important to take measures to counteract that decline. Studies have shown that ‘stressing’ the bones through high-impact and weigh-bearing exercise benefits bone strength. Now a new study by researchers at the University of Loughborough shows the hip-strengthening potential of ‘hopping’ as a targeted high impact... Read more
link between space flight and osteoporosis
Osteoporosis results from gradual loss of bone density, so that the skeleton becomes weaker and more susceptible to fractures. Like patients with osteoporosis, astronauts who spend longer periods of time in space also experience bone loss, but at a much faster rate. Read more
senior couple hiking in the woods
If you have osteoporosis, or simply want to learn how targeted exercise can help you maintain strong bones and prevent falls as you age, then we encourage you to make use of Osteoporosis Canada’s ‘ Too Fit to Fracture: Managing Osteoporosis through Exercise’  educational brochure with accompanying videos. Read more
group of Asian women exercising
Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder in the world. In the Western world, X-rays show osteoarthritis in the majority of people at 65 years of age, and in about 80% of those aged over 75. Read more
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If you are female and over 65 years of age with a spine fracture, you may be eligible to take part in an important new study which investigates whether home-based exercise can improve health and prevent fractures in individuals who have had a spine fracture.Study centers which are seeking participants are in the Kitchener-Waterloo, Greater Toronto and Australia-Melbourne areas. Read more
fitness coach in functional fitness training
As we age, a focus on maintaining good balance and strong muscles becomes more important than ever before. That’s why functional fitness training, which has become.an increasingly popular form of exercise, can be of particular benefit to older adults. Read more

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