Osteoporosis & Osteopenia
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a very common condition in women after the age of 40, but men do suffer from this condition too. Osteoporosis is a thinning of the bones due to the change in calcium depositing and uptake. As we age, this cycle tends to take out more calcium than is put into our bones. Common areas for osteoporosis are in the spine and hips.
Osteoporosis makes people more susceptible to fractures from ordinary activities. A lot can be done to address osteoporosis and even improve bone strength. This comes from strengthening exercises, medication, a good walking program and proper nutrition.
Osteopenia is also the weakening of bones, but not to the extent that they break easily. This condition normally occurs after the age of 50.
How exercise helps
Since strengthening and weight-bearing exercise is a critical part of osteoporosis management, you will be in the right hands with our expert care team. Our state-of-the-art equipment has been designed to maximize bone regeneration, in clients with osteoporosis and osteopenia.
We work in conjunction with your doctor to program out a specific treatment plan for you ensuring a road to stronger bones and injury prevention. Contact Fitness for Health today to discover how we can help your osteoporosis!