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The use of weight bearing exercise is of great use both in suppressing the on set of osteoporosis and in dealing with the pain caused by the condition. Regular movement of the joints through light exercise helps to keep them subtle and can greatly relieve pain associated with osteoporosis.
It is important when starting out on an exercise programme to take things slowly at first, and you should set yourself realistic goals. Your main aims should be to add strength to your body through conditioning. This is best achieved by ‘range of motion’ and stretching activities.
Conditioning your body does not involve having to run 2 miles a day and riding a bike like you are Lance Armstrong; you can achieve noticeable results that will greatly relieve the pain associated with osteoporosis by carrying out 10 repetitions of appropriate exercises twice a day. In fact, just 10 minutes of walking have a major imact on bone strength; walking for another couple of hours a day will make little, if any difference.
It is a very good idea to get shown how to do exercises by a professional such as a physiotherapist; this will ensure that you carry out the ideal osteoporosis exercises and that you carry out the exercise correctly. Some osteoporosis exercises if carried out incorrectly may lead to further implications and pain as opposed to causing relief.
It is important to measure the pain that you are feeling when you carry out exercise, it is important that you do not feel like you are in more pain after the exercise session than when you started it. If you are feeling a lot of pain it is important that you stop exercising immediately as you do not want to damage yourself; if the pain does not recede than it is important that you consult your doctor. In milder cases it is important that you rest for the day to facilitate recovery, you can then try to do the exercise again the following day, hopefully as your body becomes conditioned, your suppleness will increase and the exercises will become pleasurable as opposed to unenjoyable.