Exercise Helps Reduce Fractures in Older Women

Older Finnish women with osteopenia who participated in a six-year program of structured, home-based exercise (consisting of balance and leg-strength training) experienced significantly fewer arm and leg fractures, and no hip fractures when compared to the control group who only received general health information. The exercise group also had fewer deaths, and none were fracture-related.

PositiveTip: Balance and strength training should decrease fracture risk in the older population.