Updated: Jan 21
If you are reading this blog, it is likely that you are concerned about the effects of Osteoporosis on your physical health. Whether you have been diagnosed or have a history of it in your family, you may be concerned of knowing the right exercises to do without increasing your pain, or fearing that you may do more damage than good.
Affecting over 3 million people in the UK, Osteoporosis is a condition where your bones lose strength, making you more likely to break a bone than the average adult. Although living with Osteoporosis does not necessarily mean that you will go on to break a bone. The increased fear of falling can stop you from living a normal life and consequently your muscles can become weaker, leaving you more prone to breaking a bone.
Why is Pilates beneficial for Osteoporosis?
Please watch this short video, where I explain the many benefits that Pilates offers to help you with managing Osteoporosis.
Pilates offers a controlled exercise programme with considered slow movements, that will give you the confidence to lead an active lifestyle and provide you with a safe form of exercise. It is important to consult with your doctor, or health professional, if you are concerned about exercising with your condition.
If you are considering taking part in a Pilates Class, it is important to speak to the instructor to inform them of your condition, in order to give you advice on modifications that you can apply during the class to ensure your joints are supported and that you are not placing particular joints under too much load or strain. I would encourage you to have a one-to-one session with a qualified Pilates instructor, as this will be specific to your body and your needs. If you would like more information on Pilates for Osteoporosis, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Osteoporosis and up-to-date research, please visit https://theros.org.uk (The Royal Osteoporosis Society).