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Exercise and osteoporotic fracture prevention

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Exercise and osteoporotic fracture prevention. Part 1: the role of exercise

MARIA A FIATARONE SINGH

Targeted exercise addresses many of the risk factors for osteoporotic fracture in older men and women. Physical activity together with adequate nutrition and, when required, pharmacotherapy for osteoporosis offer the best approach to optimal bone health.

Exercise and osteoporotic fracture prevention. Part 2: prescribing exercise

MARIA A FIATARONE SINGH

The most important elements of the exercise prescription for bone health are high intensity progressive weight lifting exercise (resistance training) and progressively more difficult balance training, with the addition of high impact exercise (such as jumping) when feasible.

Patient handout: Exercising to help prevent osteoporotic fractures: guidelines

MARIA A FIATARONE SINGH

A guide to the types of exercise that promote bone health and the basics of how to exercise using free weights (dumbbells and ankle weights). Also includes some simple exercises that require no equipment.

Patient handout: Exercising to help prevent osteoporotic fractures: exercises

MARIA A FIATARONE SINGH

Illustrated exercise instructions for resistance training using free weights and for balance training.

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