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is cycling better or walking as a exercise in early stage of osteoporosis for a 45 year old lady? what else can we do to strengthen knees.

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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
exercsise: These are both great exercises. You can do a cross training program with bicycling and walking on alternated days. Add in some weight training and you have the perfect knee program.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Why not: Do both. Walk one day and bike the next. If possible do outdoors to prevent boredom.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Osteoporosis: For osteoporosis, it's weight bearing exercise more than aerobic exercise. Also, calcium and vitamin D3 supplementation, keep your weight down. Medications when necessary would include Fosamax, Actonel or Boniva (ibandronate). You'd need bone density tests every two to three years after you reach the menopause and treat more aggressively with medications dependent on the results.

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