Osteoporosis, which means porous bone, is a disease of the bone that is characterized by weak or brittle bones that become weak and can lead to an increased risk of fracture from simple falls or even daily activities like sneezing.
The key to reducing the risk of osteoporosis is through strength training, which increases bone mass and therefore reduces the risk of fractures. Weight bearing exercise stimulates bone formation - as you place more demands on it the bone will become stronger and denser. The benefits of exercise also include improved muscle strength and balance, all things that will reduce the chance of falls and improve overall health in later years. Back in Power is the ideal form of strength training for osteoporosis sufferers because it is a low impact form of exercise, yet the high intensity component ensures that your muscles are stimulated for maximum results.
Interestingly, the Back in Power method of exercise was discovered while working with senior women who suffered from osteoporosis. Our machines and routines were developed specifically with this condition in mind – safety is our first priority. You may worry that any strenuous physical activity can do more harm than good. To the contrary, research studies show that you can counteract bone loss by similar strength training exercises. Ideally strength training exercise would be initiated as a way to prevent bone density loss, however, it can also be used to reverse the symptoms of advanced cases as well.
The best way to exercise is through our Back in Power strength training protocol. We always suggest that you consult your physician before you start this low impact, high intensity routine.