Exercise

Some risk factors for osteoarthritis are modifiable. Prevention of osteoarthritis should focus on risk factors one can control, such as maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding occupational hazards that stress the joints. Occupations involving heavy physical work, especially prolonged kneeling and squatting, have approximately twice the risk of knee osteoarthritis1. Read more
When it comes to prevention, enough cannot be said to highlight the importance of an active lifestyle, not only for prevention of sarcopenia, but for prevention of multitude of diseases. Numerous studies show resistance training in combination with aerobic exercise is effective in maintaining muscle mass and slowing progression of sarcopenia as we age. Research has also revealed nutrition plays... Read more
There are currently no approved drug treatments for sarcopenia. Researchers face limitations in developing studies due to the lack of standardized primary outcomes (this means, because it is a new field, protocols and outcomes for drug-related sarcopenia studies are difficult to determine)1. Read more
Three Steps to Unbreakable Bones: Vitamin D, Calcium and Exercise Read more
Exercise plays an important role in building and maintaining bone and muscle strength. It also helps to reduce falls by improving balance and aids rehabilitation from fractures. Muscles and bones respond and strengthen when they are 'stressed'. This can be achieved by weight bearing or impact exercises. Read our exercise recommendations. Why exercise is vital for bone and muscle health: Read more
Exercise plays an important role in building and maintaining bone strength. Just like muscles, bones respond when they are stressed, in other words, when they are forced to bear more weight than they are used to. This can be achieved by weight bearing or impact exercises. Read more
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