Yoga for Osteoporosis - Focus on Fracture Prevention

By
Suzannah Schindler
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Can yoga reduce the risk of osteoporotic fractures by reducing fall risk? Indeed, a growing body of research shows that yoga can improve balance. Now, a new study finds that practicing yoga can also reduce the risk of falling.

Falling becomes an increasing risk as we age, affecting 30% of people over age 65 years and 50% for those over 80. For people with osteoporosis, falls are particularly troublesome, as most osteoporotic fractures are caused by a fall.

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