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Could you tell me what are best exercises for osteopenia?

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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Wt bearing : Walking or slow jogging some wt training all are good swimming & aqua aerobics while they are good forms of exercise are not as effective for prevention of bone loss.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What are best exercises for preventing osteopenia?

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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.

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