Experts estimate that between 30 & 60% of woman over the age of 50 suffer from Osteopenia, or weakened bones, with many of them going on to develop Osteoperosis with new evidence indicating Over 1 millions Australians are now suffering with Osteoporosis, a large percentage of whom aren’t aware they have the condition until it’s too late. There is an array of associated side effects & complications including but not limited to:
• Increased risk of fractures, particularly in the spine, wrist, and hips
• Back pain caused by fractured or collapsed vertebra
• Loss of height over time due to compressed vertebrae
• A stooped posture
What makes matters worse is that there is a straightforward solution!
Numerous studies have highlighted the benefits of exercise in improving bone density and enhancing the quality of life for those with osteoporosis.
But if it were that easy why isn’t everyone doing it?
The fact is, it is a little bit more complicated than that.
Joining up at the local gym and following any old program could end up exacerbating the problem rather than helping it. From Pushy Salespeople trying to sell you on long term lock in contracts, dirty & crowded facilities and no professional guidance, best case scenario from joining a big commercial gym is you lose money, get discouraged and give up, worse case is you actually injure yourself and you end up in a worse position then when you started.