Prevent Osteoporosis With Pilates

A specialised Pilates program completed 2-3 times per week is an excellent resource for anyone with Osteopenia or Osteoporosis. Movement that strengthens muscles also strengthens bones, and specialized Pilates exercises that incorporate either weight-bearing (such as standing Pilates) or resistance (such as the Reformer and Wunda Chair) are the way to go.

Osteopenia and Osteoporosis are a growing concern as it affects 1 out of 2 women and 1 out of 4 men by the age of 50. Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, increasing the risk of fractures, most notably in the hip, spine, wrist, and shoulder.

A specific Pilates regime targets muscle and bone strength, directly aiding in the prevention of losing more bone mass and even reversing the effects of Osteoporosis. Pilates focuses on alignment with weight-bearing exercises while simultaneously strengthening the core, spine, and legs, which are essential to any individual with Osteoporosis or its precursor, Osteopenia.

As well as adding Pilates to your regime, walking a minimum of 3 times per week will also keep your bones healthy and strong!

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