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Osteoporosis causes a thinning of the bones that can result in kyphosis (hunched over look) of, and fractures within the spine. Weight bearing exercise and resistance training have been shown to strengthen bone and help prevent osteoporosis. However, if you have osteoporosis you must use caution when starting an exercise program, therefore consult your doctor prior to starting an exercise program.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|