I'm afraid of doing anything except walking and swimming for fear of hurting myself, but I get bored with these. My osteoporosis is mild in my spine and moderate in my hips. I've had two crush fractures. My back can be extremely painful. I've tried Pilates and yoga, but some of the excersises really hurt my upper back, so I end up not doing anything! I used to love cycling, but I've lost all my confidence and can't balance anymore as I'm so scared of falling off.
Gentle or chair is best exercise you can do if you are afraid of falling. This gives you confidence. I started yoga 🧘♀️ 19 years ago and it has been my lifesaver.
In the past 19 years I have had back surgery, knee replacement and shrunk 3”.
In the past 3 years I started doing weight training with a personnel trainer. This is best thing I have ever done.
I am still doing gentle yoga.
Hugs to all. 👵👵🎈🎈
I found the starting small and working up is the best way. You can gauge how hard you are working by adding more weight by one step up from what you started out. You want to work the muscles because that is what will keep you from falling. If you have steps in your house start at the bottom. Hold on the railing at first and step up on one foot and come down on the other. Do this 10 times to start with and build. In time you will not have to hold on to the railing. You can also use stretch bands. Each band has a certain tension to them. Most of them give you some exercises to start with. If you are riding a recumbent bike up the tension on it when the one you are working at becomes too easy. These are just some of the things you can do safely.
I am afraid of falling and had a bad fall a few weeks ago(nothing broken).
I exercise but am so conscious that there are things we shouldn't do as forward extensions. This is always on my mind-even when I have to bend to tie shoes. I've never had a fracture. I was diagnosed this year and have started Prolia. I'm trying to find out what we should not do for prevention of fractures. I am healthy 71 years old. I walk most days and go to gym 3 days a week doing weights and cardio. I dislike swimming and water exercises.
I had a fear of falling off my bike after shattering my shoulder in an accident. Finally swallowed my pride and got a recumbent trike. It’s great fun and low to the ground so falling isn’t possible. I use it on bike trails and love it
I had my femur break on it's on back in 2013. It took me a whole year to get back to myself. The break healed well but I was off my fee for four months. I did bed exercises to keep the muscles strong but has to learn to walk all over again. The doctor said that had not do any exercise before the break it would have taken a lot longer. I have been going to the gym since being released by the doctor and do bike, walking weights and swimming. They have all helped.
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