A 42-year-old member asked:
What are best exercises for preventing osteopenia?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Muscle building: Exercises that cause muscle tendons to pull on bones stimulates more calcium to be deposited in that bone. So working muscles against weights or other resistance does more for the bone than aerobic exercises. So lifting weights or doing exercises like pushups that use your own weight against gravity promote bone strength.
5.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 31-year-old member asked:
Could you tell me what are best exercises for osteopenia?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
5.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 18, 2018
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.