What is osteoporosis and what exercises are best?

What is osteoporosis and what exercises are best?

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a musculoskeletal condition, that is defined as reduced bone density. As a Fitness professional you will need to know about this condition in both your Level 2 and Level 3 Anatomy exams, as well as within your Exercise Referral studies.

In this blog we’ll explain what is osteoporosis, and make it really easy to remember by using a simple chocolate bar analogy.

We will also look at the exercises that you should and should NOT d with your osteoporotic clients

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition that is defined by a reduced level of Bone Density.

This can be pretty hard to imagine, so instead imagine two chocolate bars:

A Crunchie and An Aero

A normal bone looks like a Crunchie chocolate bar.
An osteoporotic bone looks like an Aero.

They actually have similar attributes to these chocolate bars too…

This 10 minute video answers “what is osteoporosis” and relates it to chocolate bars. But it also explains what you can and cannot do with your clients.

What is osteoporosis?