As we age, our bones become less dense, and if that density reaches a critically low level, osteoporosis could be the result. Individuals who reach a severe level of bone density loss may be at risk for problems such as fractures or chronic joint pain.

While avoiding pain and injury is a necessary part of dealing with this chronic disease, experts recommend that potential osteoporosis sufferers increase their level of activity to strengthen their bones and decrease the risk of falling. Even adding light exercise on a weekly basis can help them avoid or alleviate the pain of osteoporosis-related injuries.

Benefits of exercise

One old adage claims an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That is very true for