Many people believe that they can't exercise when they find out they have osteoporosis. Although prevention of bone loss begins with a consultation with your doctor, once you are cleared for exercise it is one of the most important actions that you can take to help prevent further loss of bone. Weight bearing exercise is needed in order to build bone density. There are many elements of safety to remember such as avoiding forward bending and twisting of your spine while strength training. I can help create a safe, effective, personalized routine for you and make sure that your exercise is pain free and that you are maintaining good posture throughout your workout. The best program to combat osteoporosis combines elements of exercise, drugs prescribed and proper nutrition. Next week I will discuss some of the important foods that you should be eating that are packed with bone strengthening nutrients.