Does Exercise Help Osteoporosis?

Yup…at least in my case.

I fell into osteoporosis last year and my doctor began a vigorous campaign to put me on medication.  From what I’ve read, the medication has several side effects that I wished to avoid (blood clots, spontaneous thigh fractures, mysterious jaw/bone pain), so my doctor and I agreed on an experiment.  I would do weight-training and see what effect it had on my bones.

“Remarkable, simply remarkable!” was my doctor’s reaction to my last bone density test.  I had not only stopped bone loss, but built bone density so that I am now out of the osteoporosis range.

In another year I’ll have the bones of one of you kids!

Great news…except that now I need to keep lifting weights.  Groan!

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