After attending a course about osteoporosis some time ago, I have recently followed it up with an assessment and been awarded a certificate in “Designing Pilates Programmes for Bone Health”.
Since 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 will break a bone as a result of osteoporosis, it is something that we should all be aware of. The risk of having a fracture is related to the density of our bones. The diet that we follow and exercise that we do in early life, will affect the bone density that we build up. The diet that we follow and exercise that we do in later life, will affect the bone density that we keep – reducing the losses that occur as we age.
If you have already been diagnosed with osteoporosis, or osteopenia and have had a fracture or are at high risk of developing osteoporosis in future, there are some lifestyle changes that you should adopt and potentially some changes to the Pilates exercises that you should be doing. Please let me know if you think that this relates to you.
Read more in my Osteoporosis information sheet.