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Prescribing exercise for Osteoporosis

Bass, Shona, Forwood, Mark, Larsen, Judy and Saxon, Leanne 2000, Prescribing exercise for Osteoporosis, International sportmed journal for FIMS, vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 1-12.

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Title Prescribing exercise for Osteoporosis
Author(s) Bass, Shona
Forwood, Mark
Larsen, Judy
Saxon, Leanne
Journal name International sportmed journal for FIMS
Volume number 1
Issue number 5
Start page 1
End page 12
Publisher Human Kinetics Publishers
Place of publication Champaign, Ill.
Publication date 2000
ISSN 1528-3356
Keyword(s) osteoporosis
fractures
exercise - physiological aspects
bones - diseases
treatment
Summary Osteoporosis is a major public health problem because of the morbidity and mortality associated with fracture. Minimizing the risk of fracture is the primary objective of osteoporosis management. The role of exercise in osteoporosis management is to increase and maintain peak bone density and reduce the rate of bone loss and the risk of falling. This article provides recommendations focusing on a life-span approach to minimizing the risk of fracture associated with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis prevention begins in childhood, when exercise can increase peak bone strength. In young adults, it can maintain peak bone mineral density. In elderly individuals, physical activity can slow bone loss and improve fitness and muscle strength, helping prevent falls and lower the risk of fracture. Exercise goals for individuals with osteoporosis should include reducing pain, increasing mobility, and improving muscle endurance, balance, and stability in order to improve the quality of life and reduce the risk of falling. Thus, exercise plays a significant part in reducing fractures in later life.
Language eng
Field of Research 110306 Endocrinology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2001
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001211

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health Sciences
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