Consult with your doctor before beginning a new exercise program.
Before starting any resistance training make sure you have an assessment and program written for your specific needs. Start slowly and within your capabilities.
If you’re not sure whether you’re doing a particular exercise correctly, ask a registered fitness professional, gym instructor or exercise physiologist for help.
Resistance exercise is the most direct way to increase muscle mass and prevent its loss. A study of 57 adults aged 65–94 showed that performing resistance exercises three times per week increased muscle strength over 12 weeks.
There are two types of osteoporosis exercises that are important for building and maintaining bone density: weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises. Weight-bearing Exercises. These exercises include activities that make you move against gravity while staying upright. Weight-bearing exercises can be high-impact or low-impact.
Resistance training can also be effective for long-term weight control. This is because muscle size plays a major role in determining resting metabolic rate (RMR), which is how many calories your body requires to function at rest.