Exercises for Osteoporosis Prevention

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: How can exercise prevent osteoporosis?
Air Date: 6/16/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Grace Desimone & Neal Pire, Fitness Experts
Neal PierNeal Pire is a nationally noted expert on fitness and personal training. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and has served on the Executive Council of ACSM's credentialing arm, the Committee on Certification and Registry Boards.

Neal served as vice president of a leading national health management company and now serves as an Exercise Physiologist at HNH Fitness, a medical fitness center in Oradell, NJ. He is widely sought after as a consultant for athlete training programs, performance enhancement centers and fitness industry management.

As a 35-year veteran with deep understanding of the subject matter, he is often asked for background, commentary or analysis by media covering wellness, fitness, and personal training.

Grace DeSimone Grace DeSimone has been in the fitness industry for over 30 years and brings a variety of experiences in commercial, corporate and community settings.

She is the editor of ACSMs Resources for Group Exercise Instructors (LWW, 2011) and is an ACSM certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor. Grace is the National Director of Group Fitness for Plus One Health Management, an Optum Company.
Exercises for Osteoporosis Prevention
Osteoporosis is a disease that occurs when your bones lose their density, become fragile and are more likely to break or fracture.

Even though both men and women can develop osteoporosis, women are more likely to suffer from the condition.

This is because after menopause, women produce lower levels of estrogen, which is an essential hormone for protecting your bones.

How can exercise prevent osteoporosis?

Research has shown that you can preserve your bone health by participating in physical activity. This includes weight-bearing endurance exercises (stair climbing, jogging, walking, tennis) and resistance exercise like weight lifting, three to five times a week.

What other exercises can you utilize to preserve your bone health?

Fitness experts, Grace Desimone and Neal Pire, join Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss osteoporosis and how you can prevent it.