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Prevent Osteoporosis – The Benefits Of Strength Training

Prevent Osteoporosis – The Benefits Of Strength Training | Mr Vitamins
As you get older, acting to prevent osteoporosis is something you need to consider. Rates of osteoporosis are rising so you need to make sure that it doesn't happen to you. One of the biggest influences on the quality of life in your later years is being able to maintain the level of activity that you used to enjoy. Sadly, this isn’t the story for many aging adults. Older people can become weak, fragile, and are more likely to experience serious bone breaks that could actually become life threatening. If you fall, break a hip and require surgery, recovery can be a long and difficult process. Fortunately, there is one thing that you can do that will offset your increased risk of bone related problems.

How strength training can prevent Osteoporosis

Here are the two key ways in which it can help.
  1. Strength Training And Bone Remodeling The first way that strength training is going to assist with keeping your bones strong and healthy is by speeding up the rate of bone remodeling. Each day, your bones are renewing themselves, producing new cells to replace the old ones. When sufficient loading stress is put onto the bone cells, they are going to grow back stronger and denser than they were before. Over time, this can mean greatly improve bone strength and a lower risk for osteoporosis.In order for this process to occur, you do need to be placing quite a high amount of stress on the bone tissues. Weight training will help you do this perfectly.No other form of exercise is as weight baring as strength training, so consider it the ‘king’ for osteoporosis prevention.
2. Strength Training And Muscular Strength Another way that strength training can assist is by boosting your level of muscular strength. Those who are stronger, from a muscular point of view, are more likely to get up and be active on a day-to-day basis and that is going to help provide additional bone strengthening benefits.Everyday activity that includes walking will help to prevent osteoporosis, and the stronger your muscles are, the more likely you are to do that.

Putting Strength Training To Work For You

The good news is that you don’t have to train for hours each week to reap these benefits. Nor is it ever too late to start experiencing improvements in your bone strength. Aim to do 3, 20 minute workouts per week and you can be seeing stronger bones in no time. Not sure how to get started? Come in for a consultation with Richard Taylor who will help customise a workout program designed to promote stronger bones.

Richard Taylor Personal Trainer