bone density Tag

Strength training is an important and beneficial type of activity that should be undertaken at nearly every stage of our lifespan.   A lot of the time when people think of “strength” or “resistance” training they associate it with either images of big bulky, Arnold Schwarzenegger look-a-likes or elite athletes. However, this is not always the case. With inactivity comes muscle deterioration and weakening. This same process also occurs as we get older, a process referred to as sarcopenia which is age related decline of muscle tissue. Once we reach approximately thirty years of age muscle tissue and bone mineral density begin to...

Exercise and Bone Density   Regular physical activity and exercise plays a vital role in maintaining and optimizing bone density throughout life and as we age.   The specific goals of exercising for bone health continuously change throughout life; from building maximum bone strength in childhood and adolescence to reducing bone loss and optimising quality of life in old age. For the elderly, the focus is on prevention of sarcopenia (muscle wasting) and addressing risk factors for frailty and falls, particularly difficulties in balance, walking ability and mobility. Bone strength effectively can be addressed through different types of exercise.  Bones ultimately become stronger...