Published: 06 Jul 2014
Exercise throughout life
The specific goals of exercising for bone health change throughout life from building maximum bone strength in childhood and adolescence, to optimising and maintaining muscle and bone strength in young and mid-adulthood, and reducing bone loss in older age.
For the elderly the focus of exercise is to increase or maintain muscle mass and strength, and address risk factors for falls, particularly any difficultly in balance and walking ability.
Thanks to Osteoporosis Australia, there is a summary table of the effect of exercise and it's effect at different ages of life.
Source: Osteoporosis Australia