Exercise can initiate lasting improvements in balance, walking ability and fall risk in older women with osteopenia

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Exercise can initiate lasting improvements in balance, walking ability and fall risk in older women with osteopenia (mild thinning of bone mass). Researchers at Finland’s Oulu Deaconess Institute have released a followup report 5 years after their original 30 month exercise intervention study of 160 women. The results show that, compared to the non-exercising control group, those who had exercised maintained greater walking ability, had fewer damaging falls and none of their falls resulted hip fractures. Researchers noted that “Regular daily physical exercise should be recommended to elderly women with osteopenia.” Please click below for a report from Reuters Health.

 

 

Share

Comments are closed.