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Strength Training Fights Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by a decrease in the density of bone, decreasing its strength and resulting in fragile bones. Osteoporosis literally leads to abnormally porous bone that is compressible, like a sponge.

This disorder of the skeleton weakens the bone and results in frequent fractures (breaks) in the bones. One in two people will break a bone over the age of 50 because of bad bone health.

One of the best ways to ensure your skeleton stay healthy is to do exercise that makes your body stronger.

“Weight-bearing exercise improves bone density because the tug of muscle helps to keep it strong,” explains Julia Thomson for the Osteoporosis Society in the UK. But that’s not the only way it reduces your risk of osteoporosis: because strength training improves your balance, you’re also less likely to fall over and break any bones.

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