Perform some kind of weight-bearing exercise to counter your body's tendency to lose bone strength and density while losing bodyweight. The benefit of increasing bone density is reduced risk of fracture (for instance during a fall) particularly relevant for older adults. The point of weight-bearing exercise is to apply force to your skeletal structure to maintain bone density. The best exercises for strengthening your bones include stair climbing, walking and of course weight lifting. Higher-impact exercises such as running, jump roping, etc. may not be recommended for older adults with orthopedic issues. (Swimming, cycling, elliptical machines, etc. obviously are nonimpact exercises and are least beneficial). Weight lifting exercises should include any resistance training machine having a weight stack, cables and free weights (i.e., dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells, medicine balls, sandbags, etc.). Be sure to eat a healthy diet with adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D--take supplemental vitamins as needed.
Brian Danley, CFT
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