If osteoporosis progresses, bones can become weak and you can experience a fracture that wouldn’t occur in normal bone. The symptoms of your osteoporosis may not be visible unless you have a fracture, so you may not even know you have the disease until you break a bone or a test shows that you have low bone mineral density. And if you’ve had one broken bone due to osteoporosis, your risk for having another goes up.
Bone weakening is a common problem associated with aging. In most people, sometime during your 30s, your bone mass will begin to gradually decline. For women, that bone loss can significantly speed up during the first 10 years after menopause.
This is the period when osteoporosis often develops, provided you’re not doing anything to counteract it, that is. Those with osteoporosis are at increased risk of height loss, fractures of the hips, wrists, and vertebrae, and chronic pain.
Most people know about the risks associated with osteoporosis, or weakening of the bones. It causes bones to become brittle and more susceptible to breaking under the slightest pressure.
Involvement in an ExerMedic program provides sufficient weight bearing activity to significantly increase bone density. Bones react to the exercise the same way muscles do. Sufficient stress is placed on them so they must grow stronger to withstand the same weight next time. This is best accomplished through a program which is done in a safe, controlled environment with direct supervision. By participating in a consistent strength training program at ExerMedic, you are assured that your bones will be as strong as they possibly can be to prevent problems with osteoporosis.