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Column: Exercise for management of osteoporosis, osteopenia | Columnists
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Column: Exercise for management of osteoporosis, osteopenia | Columnists

You probably know multiple people who have a diagnosis of osteoporosis or osteopenia. Osteoporosis-associated fractures can reduce quality of life and even have a mortality risk. The good news is we can work to prevent osteoporosis throughout our lifespan.Two main contributing factors to osteoporosis later in life include low peak bone mass and a high rate of bone loss. 40-60% of our peak bone mass is developed during adolescence, and the peak occurs during our late 20s or early 30s.Exercise is an essential factor for the achievement of high peak bone mass. Conversely, a high rate of bone loss can occur for many reasons.Exercise is also an essential factor ...