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Befriending Your Bones: How Exercise Physiology Can Help Manage Osteoporosis

Hey there, health warriors! We've got a hot topic to talk about today: osteoporosis. Now, if you've been diagnosed, you know it can feel like you're walking on eggshells. Living with the fear of fractures isn't fun, and we get it. But remember, you're stronger than you think, and we're here to support you. Let's delve into the world of exercise and explore how it can be a mighty ally in your osteoporosis journey.

So, you've probably heard of Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs). If not, let's break it down. They're like your personal health coaches, using exercise as a powerful tool to manage and prevent chronic health conditions, including osteoporosis. They're all about designing a program that suits your unique needs and goals.

Here's how buddying up with an AEP can help you manage osteoporosis:

1. Building Bone Strength:

Our bones are pretty cool—they respond to exercise by becoming stronger. Just like muscles, bones strengthen and build density when you use them. Weight-bearing and resistance exercises are particularly beneficial, and your AEP can guide you to do these safely and effectively.

2. Improving Balance and Coordination:

Preventing falls is a significant part of managing osteoporosis, and exercise can help with that. Regular physical activity enhances balance, agility, and coordination, reducing the risk of falls (and therefore fractures). Think of an AEP as your balance coach, guiding you towards safer movement.

3. Boosting Confidence:

Living with osteoporosis can be scary, and fear can sometimes limit what you're willing to do. AEPs are all about empowering you. They can help you understand what your body is capable of and teach you to move in ways that are both safe and beneficial.

4. Tailoring a Program for You:

Every body is unique, and every osteoporosis journey is different. AEPs understand this. They won't hand you a one-size-fits-all program but will design an approach that considers your needs, goals, and lifestyle.

5. Supporting Your Overall Health:

Exercise isn't just good for your bones—it benefits your whole body. It can enhance your cardiovascular health, keep your weight in check, and even boost your mood.

So, while living with osteoporosis may feel like a tightrope walk, remember, you're not alone on that line. An AEP can be a trusted friend who helps you navigate the journey, turning the challenge of exercise into a powerful ally.

You've got this, and the GWC AEPs are here to cheer you on every step of the way! Our team of AEPs are compassionate, knowledgeable, and innovative. You can trust you are in safe hands at GWC. You can access a reduced price for our incredible services with a referral. Medicare, DVA, Workcover or NDIS referrals are all referrals that provide a rebate or full cover of the appointment costs. Whether is the pool, home, gym, outdoor, or any other exercise environment that's right for you, GWC can accommodate you.

Talk to your doctor for a referral to General Wellness Centre - Exercise Physiology or email us at or call us on 07 5630 4466.

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