Osteoporosis (porous bone) is a chronic disease characterised by a decrease in bone mineral density (BMD) and deterioration of bone tissue, and as such, augmenting risk of bone fractures; especially hip, spinal and wrist fractures.
There are multiple risk factors for OA including (but not isolated to):
Diet and levels of exposure to sunlight (best source of Vit. D)
What is Osteoporosis?
How Can Exercise Help?
The usual treatment prescribed to patients of OP are pharmacological agents such as bisphosphanates; however, studies have shown that exercise, in particular resistance exercises, have the potential to be a protective and effective means to forestall excessive bone loss; especially in post-menopausal women who are more susceptible to osteoporosis (Howe et.al. 2011), and as well as being supported and advocated by Osteoporosis Australia (click on OA logo).
“Every change in the function of a bone is followed by certain definite changes in its internal architecture and its external conformation.”
i.e. bone grows and remodels in response to the forces that are placed upon it