Many people are nervous to get started with exercise after finding out they have low bone density. They may worry that putting their body under stress will cause an injury. Rest assured that exercising- with a few guidelines in mind- can actually decrease your risk of bone fracture. And with Pilates, there are still plenty of fun and challenging exercises to choose from.
If you have osteoporosis or osteopenia, check out the Programming & Sequencing chapter of the Pilates Encyclopedia. You’ll find a list of practice considerations and exercises that are appropriate for someone with low bone density.
Here are a few to get you started (Links take you directly to the exercise description inside Pilates Encyclopedia):
Log in to the membership area to see even more exercises for low bone density as well as detailed instructions for each exercise. Not a member yet?
Alignment cues, teaching tips, and career advice delivered straight to your inbox.
Enter your name and email address to receive all the latest news and updates from Pilates Encyclopedia.
By submitting the form below you agree to receive email communication from PE. You can opt-out at any time and your email address will never be shared.