Osteoporosis is a common disease causing bones to become more brittle and susceptible to fracture. It affects over 1 million Australians. Risk factors include older age, being female, low body weight, lack of exercise and nutritional or hormonal issues.
Exercise is a crucial component in the management of Osteoporosis and Osteopenia. Specifically, progressive resistance training involving weights is required. If you gradually increase the weights you use your bones and muscles with adapt to the load and strengthen. Balance training is also vital to prevent falls as we age.
Regenerate run our very popular OsteoBlast and OsteoRehab classes designed for clients with Osteoporosis and Osteopenia. These group sessions include resistance exercises, balance exercises and mobility work in a fun supportive environment. Click on the class links above for more information.