Strength Training and Bone Density

Strength Training to Improve Bone Density

Strength training can help you achieve so much both physically and mentally; one of the key physical benefits of strength training, that supports us as we age, is an improvement to bone density.  By stressing your bones, strength training can increase bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

Most of us know that strength training (with weights, weight machines, or resistance bands) can help build and maintain muscle mass and strength. What many of us don’t know is that strong muscles lead to strong bones which, in turn, can help minimise the risk of fracture due to osteoporosis and the development of other degenerative bone conditions.

Resistence & Strength Training for Bone Density

The other week I received the most incredible message from a client that is absolutely a testament to the power of strength training and to her hard work and commitment to her long term health.

My bone density has been gradually declining and as been in the osteopenia range for over 5 years. In the 12 months since working out 2x per week with Caroline the bone density in my hip has improved. This is the only major lifestyle change I have made during the year so I can honestly say that her workouts are excellent for bone strength and I hope to see further improvement with increased exercise.

I’ve read & researched so much in the past 5 years on bone health & the correlation with strength training but to see the results first hand in this way are incredible; proof displaying in this client’s bone density scans.

We all lose bone density from the age of 30 onwards, especially women post menopause as a result of the natural decline in hormones.  Resistance and strength training really can benefit our bone health by slowing the loss & even stimulating new cell growth reducing the risk of osteoporosis, whether it be from using weights or weight bearing exercises with impact (ie running) or both

My client has stayed consistent with her exercise for a whole year – never missing her 2x weekly PT with me even during holidays. The results really are a testimony to her commitment & they can only improve as she continues this routine of strength training to improve her bone density.

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