Journal article

Positive effects of exercise on falls and fracture risk in osteopenic women.

SR Hourigan, JC Nitz, SG Brauer, S O'Neill, J Wong, CA Richardson

Osteoporos Int | Published : 2008

Abstract

UNLABELLED: Exercise may affect osteopenic women at risk of falls and fractures. A workstation approach to exercise was evaluated in a randomised study of 98 women. The intervention group improved in measures of balance, strength and bone density. This study supports a preventative exercise approach that aims to reduce risk factors for fractures and falls, in women already at risk, through balance training and weight-bearing activity. INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to determine the effects of a workstation balance training and weight-bearing exercise program on balance, strength and bone mineral density (BMD) in osteopenic women. A single-blinded randomised controlled trial (R..

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