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.