Osteoporosis Prevention–––Exercise DietHome safety


Benefit of doing exercise

  • Improve blood circulation
  • Maintain joint flexibility
  • Increase muscle strength
  • Improve balance and coordination
  • Improve respiration system
  • Relax


Exercise that fit for elderly - Weight bearing exercise

  • Exercises performed in a weight bearing posture
  • Stimulate bone growth
  • Prevent osteoporosis

E.g. walking, Fall Prevention Ten Combos, Tai Chi and etc.


Exercise that fit for elderly - Balance training

  • Strengthening of lower limb muscles
  • Improve coordination of upper and lower limbs

E.g. Fall Prevention Ten Combos, Tai Chi, single leg standing and etc


Points to note

  • Be aware of the body condition
  • Stop the exercise if feeling discomfort, e.g. fainting
  • Be aware of the side effect of the medicine
  • Rest is needed during exercises
  • When the blood presure is too high or too low, avoid changing the body position too quickly.
  • Wearing of exercise clothes, sport shoes and glasses are necessary for exercise
  • Avoid too vigorous exercise
  • Exercise according to our body condition and regularly