Osteoporosis affects one-in-three women and one-in-five men over the age of 50 in New Zealand. It is known as the silent disease because, in many cases, there are no obvious signs or symptoms until late in the progression of the condition, when a bone fracture occurs. This can have devastating consequences, particularly if the fracture site is at the hip.

The right kind of exercise – load-bearing, strength training and back extension work in particular – is fundamental in helping to prevent further bone loss in someone with low bone density There are also some exercises that should be modified or avoided altogether to reduce the risk of fracture.

Contact Kris for advice on which classes would be most suitable if you are osteopenic or osteoporotic

kris@eamnz.com or 021 262 8886