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What are best exercises for preventing osteopenia?

What are best exercises for preventing osteopenia?

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. ...Read more

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Is Pilates good for osteoporosis?

Is Pilates good for osteoporosis?

Yes, it can be: Weight bearing exercise helps bone building by causing remodeling of bone and by stimulating the bone building cells to lay down new bone. To the extent that pilates is weight bearing, it will help maintain bone health. ...Read more

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What are the best core-strengthening exercises for beginners? For better balance, strength, and preventing injuries.

What are the best core-strengthening exercises for beginners? For better balance, strength, and preventing injuries.

See below: There are many great core strengthening exercises. I would recommend a visit with a physical therapist or personal trainer to learn proper technique. One of the best exercises are called planks. To do this lay on your stomach and lift your belly and legs off the ground with your forarms and toes on the ground. Try holding this postion for 15-30 seconds at a time. ...Read more

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What is best exercise for osteopenia?

What is best exercise for osteopenia?

Any weight bearing: Exercise is good for low bone density. This can be walking, jogging, running, plyometrics or resistance training with weights. The best form of weight bearing exercise is the one that you do consistently as to support continued bone growth/density stimulation you have to be consistent about your exercise routines. ...Read more

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How is aquatic therapy good for osteoporosis patients?

How is aquatic therapy good for osteoporosis patients?

Yes it is good: Once osteopenia or osteoporosis has been identified through a bone density test, referral to physical therapy for appropriate exercise should be part of a therapeutic plan. That could inculd aquatic therapy. ...Read more

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How effective is exercise and stretching for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

How effective is exercise and stretching for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

Effective: Exercises is very important and beneficial complementary option for Ankylosing spondylitis. swimming, and using exercise ball are good option. you also need to follow up with your rheumatologist for therapeutic modalities ...Read more

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What are the best exercises for people with hip problems to lose weight?

What are the best exercises for people with hip problems to lose weight?

Minimize hip stress: In order to be able to successfully exercise and loose weight, you want to minimize the weight bearing stress on your bad hip. Water exercises or aquatherapy, recumbent bicycle, elliptical trainers are good choices. Avoid impact loading activities such as treadmill, running or jogging. Consult with a physical therapist who can be an excellent resource to help you with this goal. ...Read more

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What should I take as natural diet for strengthening shoulder muscles?

What should I take as natural diet for strengthening shoulder muscles?

Talk to you doctor.: Make a plan with your doctor. You want to treat the pain while trying to avoid opiates if possible. ...Read more

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Is physiotherapy the best for stroke patients? How yoga would help?

Is physiotherapy the best for stroke patients? How yoga would help?

Both might help: Standard approaches, generically, include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Once improvement begins, exercise is next, but key to emphasize that yoga might be beneficial once muscular control has improved. Biggest issue remains prevention of the next event. All my best. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises for seniors to build strength?

What are the best exercises for seniors to build strength?

Many types: Seniors can benefit from low weight, high rep exercises to build strength. Also, building core strength is essential to maintain strong bones. Also, balance exercises are important to prevent falls. Tai chi is a great example of how to do core exercises without weights and balance exercises at the same time. ...Read more

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Is prolia best for osteoporosis?

Is prolia best for osteoporosis?

Maybe: Prolia represents a new category of osteoporosis treatment that is effective and has convenient twice yearly dosing. It appears much more effective than the bisphosphonates and rivals Forteo with much more convenience. It is expensive if not covered by your insurance. Whether it is best for you or not depends on many factors which would require more information about a specific patient. ...Read more

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What are the best ab exercises for a 60 year old osteoporosis sufferer?

What are the best ab exercises for a 60 year old osteoporosis sufferer?

Fun ones: Exercise is the best medicine. Getting a good night sleep, eating 6 healthy meals to keep blood sugar stable, relaxation and vividly imaging positive experiences all lower stress and help bones. An easy exercise is pretend skipping rope using big arm movements to expand the chest wall and improve blood flow and oxygenation. This can be done for a few minutes at a time but very frequently. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for strength training/weight loss?

What is the best diet for strength training/weight loss?

Proteins and carbs.: A diet high in proteins and carbohydrates, but low in fats is most advantageous for accommodating strength training and losing weight. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best method for weight loss with no excercise?

Please recommend the best method for weight loss with no excercise?

Eat less : It is very possible to lose weight without exercise by consistently reducing your caloric intake. However, it is difficult to maintain that weight loss without exercise. ...Read more

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What is the best workout exercise a 30 year old who as osteoporosis?

What is the best workout exercise  a 30 year old who as osteoporosis?

Weight training: You need gravity to stimulate bone growth. Be sure to take calcium 1200 mg plus vit d3 2000 u daily as well. (note the recommended dose for vit d3 is only 800 u daily). ...Read more

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I need an exercise regimen and best medication my osteoporosis. I am 39 years old and not in very good shape?

Something is wrong!: At age 39 you should not have osteoporosis. You could have thyroid or parathyroid disease. Medications for osteoporosis are not without risks. The cause of the osteoporosis will dictate the best medication. The exercise regimen most beneficial for osteoporosis is tai chai. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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What type of exercise is best for preventing osteoporosis?

What type of exercise is best for preventing osteoporosis?

Weight bearing: According to the national osteoporosis foundation, the best exercises for building bone density are: weight bearing exercises such as walking/jogging/stair climbing, or muscle-strengthening exercise such as weight lifting. Nonimpact activities such as posture/balance exercise may also benefit people with osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What are the best ab exercises for a 60 year old osteoporosis sufferer?

Fun ones: Exercise is the best medicine. Getting a good night sleep, eating 6 healthy meals to keep blood sugar stable, relaxation and vividly imaging positive experiences all lower stress and help bones. An easy exercise is pretend skipping rope using big arm movements to expand the chest wall and improve blood flow and oxygenation. This can be done for a few minutes at a time but very frequently. ...Read more

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I'm a 31-year-old male with osteoporosis and thyroid removed I want to exercise what's the best way to?

I'm a 31-year-old male with osteoporosis and thyroid removed I want to exercise what's the best way to?

Osteoporosis: If your thyroid has been removed you need to be prescribed thyroid hormone replacement. Osteoporosis at your age is uncommon and you need to find out why and if necessary begin appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise for a person who'd 31 years old with osteoporosis and thyroid removed who weighs 160 pounds?

What is the best exercise for a person who'd 31 years old with osteoporosis and thyroid removed who weighs 160 pounds?

AEROBIC: Exercise , eg: Running/ fast walking is not only healthy for your bones....also is great for your heart!1 Its CHEAP a good pair of running/walking foot wear and a monitoring system such as "FITBIT: costs a lot less than Club Memberships/GYM exercise equipment! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Best exercise for me as I have myasthenia gravis & severe osteoporosis? Kinda hard to be weak & brittle!! Tai chi? I don't know..please advise!! Thank

Best exercise for me as I have myasthenia gravis & severe osteoporosis? Kinda hard to be weak & brittle!! Tai chi? I don't know..please advise!! Thank

Water: It depends on how severe the MG How about exercises in shallow water? Perhaps with a flotation device and supervision if necessary. If you have trouble breathing , water pressure surrounding your chest may be an issue as can the temperature. A physical therapist can help with various exercises both in and out of water. ...Read more

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Will exercise help if you think you have osteoporosis?

Beneficial.: Exercise is mainly beneficial in osteoporosis patients because strong legs are likely to prevent falls. There is only a slight benefit to preserving bone. ...Read more

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Is yard work exercise too for a 30 old male with osteoporosis?

Yard work: Your osteoporosis would have to be pretty bad to be unable to do normal yard work. Seek the advice of your treating physician for further details. ...Read more

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How to know what exercises are good for people with osteoporosis?

How to know what exercises are good for people with osteoporosis?

Nonimpact: Nonimpact exercise to help steer calcium back into your bones and not put them at risk of trauma and fracture. Walking, swimming and hand weights are excellent. Talk w/your doctor and a physical therapist. ...Read more

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What type of exercises should a person suffering from osteoporosis do?

Weight-bearing: Walking/hiking and resistance exercises such as low-risk weight-lifting would be good choices for you. These allow the bones to maintain their bone density and possibly stimulate a greater a bone density. Although biking and swimming are good exercises, these are not as helpful for someone with diminished bone density. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for treating osteoporosis ? Thanks for any advice.

What is the best medicine for treating osteoporosis ?  Thanks for any advice.

Multiple possibiliti: There are now multiple ways and effective treatments for osteoporosis and it depends upon your mother's individual situation. She needs a good evaluation from a quality physician. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for osteoporosis ?

Varies: Treatment for osteoporosis.
1. Calcium and Vitamin D supplemenation.
2. Rule out secondary causes of osteoporosis.
3. Pharmacological management ...Read more

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Is prolia best for osteoporosis?

Maybe: Prolia represents a new category of osteoporosis treatment that is effective and has convenient twice yearly dosing. It appears much more effective than the bisphosphonates and rivals Forteo with much more convenience. It is expensive if not covered by your insurance. Whether it is best for you or not depends on many factors which would require more information about a specific patient. ...Read more

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What is the best way for a osteoporosis man too loose weight male?

What is the best way for a osteoporosis  man too loose weight male?

The exact: Same way as anyone else: eat less, exercise more and you'll lose a pound for each 3500 calories you don't eat but do burn off. You're no different than anyone else. Make sure you're on brand name T4 replacement and levels are normal. ...Read more