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UAB Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Clinic
Step 1: Self Evaluation
Step 2: Bone Density Testing
Step 3: Specialist Examination
Step 4: Nutrition and Supplements
Step 5: Strength, Balance and Posture
Step 6: Personal Treatment Plan
Weight-Bearing Exercise
 
Weight-bearing exercises, which have been shown to increase bone density, include walking, running, hiking, dancing, gymnastics, and soccer.
  • If you have osteoporosis, walk 30 to 40 minutes four to five times each week. Make it an aerobic activity—using a treadmill, stepper, or stairs—but avoid risky activities that could cause falls.
  • If you have osteopenia or normal bone density, any weight-bearing aerobic activity is fine. Do it 30 to 40 minutes four to five times each week.


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