While you can keep a watchful eye on other areas of your body to ensure they’re in healthy working order, your bones can’t be seen which makes them easier to overlook.
For those over 60, however, bone density should be an important component of your overall health and exercise plan – but what activities should you be focusing on to ensure you’re building better bones?
Research recently conducted in Queensland by Griffith University and The Bone Clinic is changing the understanding of the role exercise plays in osteoporosis prevention and treatment. Here are five things you might not know about exercise and your bones based on the latest scientific research:
It is never too early to start saving bone in the bank nor too late to begin to rebuild. It’s a good idea for anyone over sixty to have a DXA scan done to assess your current bone density before beginning a new exercise program. That way you are able to track if the program is actually benefiting you.