During the snowy months there are many ways to stay active and enjoy the outdoors. If you have osteoporosis – you may need to make modifications to some winter activities or choose a different way to stay active entirely depending on your condition.
Yoga is a popular form of exercise in addition to improving strength, balance and flexibility. But for those who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, are at high risk of fracture, or have had a spine fracture, there are some poses that may increase the risk of fracture.
Dr. Lora Giangregorio outlines the types of exercise that are effective for fall and fracture prevention, and how to develop an exercise program at home.
Dr. Lora Giangregorio is a Professor and Schlegel Research Chair in Mobility and Aging in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo, and an affiliated scientist with the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, the University Health Network, and the Geriatric Education and Research in Aging Sciences Centre.