She is worried about getting it because she knows that weight bearing exercise and resistance training helps to prevent it, but she has a physical condition that prevents her from doing exercise.
She wanted to know how she could reduce her risk of osteoporosis, if she cant exercise.
I have heard about vibration therapy being used for patients who are unable to do any weight bearing activity, because of injuries related to their backs, hips and legs, but I didnt know much about it.
How Can I Reduce the Risk Of Osteoporosis If I Cant Exercise?
Here is an excerpt form an article about vibration therapy
Our bones are in constant flux, as old bone is broken down and new bone is created. If old bone is broken down faster than new bone is created, low bone density and eventually osteoporosis develops.
After menopause, women are more prone than men to develop osteoporosis. One reason is that their natural estrogen levels drop, and estrogen helps preserve bones. Women are advised to stimulate their bones through physical activity, particularly weight-bearing and resistance exercise. That’s because stress placed on the bones through activities such as running and weightlifting makes bones denser and stronger. Many drugs are also used to prevent and treat osteoporosis.
But for some women, exercise and medication may not be enough. As they age, health problems may limit women’s ability to get bone-enhancing exercise. And many women can’t tolerate or prefer not to take osteoporosis medications. That’s where vibration therapy might come in.
In low-intensity vibration therapy, you stand on a platform that resembles a bathroom scale. The device oscillates up and down a barely noticeable amount. Both the size and speed of the vibration are set to match the natural stimulation that occurs as your muscles relax and contract to maintain your posture.
The theory behind the vibration technique is that it induces fast but short stretches and contractions in muscles and tendon fibres, causing increases in muscle power and strength.
However you should be aware that almost no studies have been conducted in vibration therapy as a means to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Also, people who are unable to exercise due to physical limitations, may already have weakened bones and therefore the risk of fractures during the therapy may be fairly high.
There is something else that you can do to reduce the risk of osteoporosis if you cant exercise. It has to do with nutrition.
There are foods with an acid impact on the body that accelerate bone loss and foods with an alkaline impact that stop or reverse bone loss. Protein and starch are acidic foods. Vegetables and fruit are alkaline foods.
You will reduce your risk of osteoporosis, if you change the way in which you eat to 80% alkaline foods and 20% acid foods. I realize that this will be a very major change from the way in which you have been accustomed to eating.
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