Definition: Osteoporosis is a medical condition where bones become brittle and fragile. It is sometimes known as 'the silent disease' as often you don't know you've got it unless you fratcure a bone even with a minor bump or fall. Loss of bone tissue can affect your posture leading to the muscles feeling achey.
There are plenty of Pilates exercises that someone with Osteoporosis can do e.g. Table Top, Plank, Arm Weights. Focus on those rather than getting annoyed with what you musn't do.
Pilates strengthens bones but helps improve general stamina, posture and balance thereby reducing the risk of falls and fractures. Bones are constantly being replaced and the quality of bone is influenced by posture and how we use our bodies in everyday activities.
Pilates for Osteoporosis focuses on higher intensity and less repetitions. Weight bearing exercises are ideal. The bones need to be challenged for a short while then move onto another exercise.
Duration: 39m 16s