Exercise For The Prevention Of Osteoporosis In Postmenopausal Women: An Evidence-Based Guide To The Optimal Prescription


Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

Date Published

22 November 2018


Robin M. Dalya, Jack Dalla Viaa, Rachel L. Duckhama,c, Steve F. Fraser a, Eva Wulff Helge


While current clinical practice guidelines for the prevention and management of osteoporosis recommend exercise training as an effective approach to maintain bone mass or slow bone loss throughout the postmenopausal years and into old age, not all forms or doses of exercise training are equally effective for eliciting a positive skeletal response. The benefits are dependent on the type and dose prescribed. The current evidence support this exercise prescription: walking and others forms of aerobic exercise, progressive resistance training, high-velocity power training, weight-bearing impact exercise, Multi-modal exercise training.  

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