A 44-year-old member asked:
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what kind of exercise can i do if i have osteoporosis? what are the best, safest ways to get physical exercise with osteoporosis?

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Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience Endocrinology
Walking: Walking is the safest exercise for patients with osteoporosis. Swimming would also be safe.
Answered on Apr 4, 2015
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Dr. James Bicos
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Non-impact: The best kind of exercise is to do non-impact type things -- swimming, walking, biking.
Answered on Aug 11, 2013
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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Light weights: Weight training is beneficial for osteoporosis. Light weights, higher reps, focusing on the weight bearing joints especially is beneficial. Focus on the legs, as people tend to fracture the hips, and focus on the core to protect the spine.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

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