Too Fit to Fracture

Multicomponent exercise recommendations combine muscle strengthening and balance training as a means of reducing falls and resulting fractures for people living with osteoporosis.

The GERAS Centre, in partnership with Osteoporosis Canada and the University of Waterloo, has developed a video series on safe and effective ways to exercise  for individuals with osteoporosis.
The series begins by illustrating the lives of four individuals with osteoporosis and the innovative solutions they created to keep healthy and active. 

This booklet includes information on strength training, balance exercises and aerobic activity; interactive tools for getting started; tips for addressing barriers to exercise; and ways to move safely during everyday activities to avoid the risk of falls or spine fractures.

This one page guide is filled with useful information on how to safely and effectively exercise.  See what the experts recommend along with real life examples of what you can do and what you should avoid.

Originally aired: Wednesday June 25, 2014
Presented by: Dr. Lora Giangregorio
Dr. Giangregorio provides tips on how to integrate exercise into your routine program to prevent bone loss and falls, and increase muscle strength. Understand how to practice “spine sparing”, and avoid or modify the movements that might not be safe for individuals with osteoporosis. 

These 11 short videos will demonstrate how to perform everyday activities carefully when living with osteoporosis. 

Bone Fit™ Trained Locator

Bone Fit™ is an evidence-informed exercise training workshop, designed for healthcare professionals & exercise practitioners to provide training on the most appropriate, safe, and effective methods to prescribe & progress exercise for people with osteoporosis.

To learn more about Too Fit to Fracture, click here.