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Frequently Asked Questions

1. If I have osteoporosis or low bone mass, what are some tips for safe exercising?

Proper posture and body mechanics are important when doing exercises. Activities that involve twisting your spine or bending forward from the waist, such as conventional sit-ups and toe touches, should be avoided

2. Who should get a bone density test?

The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that women aged 65 and older be screened for osteoporosis, as well as women aged 60 and older who are at increased risk for an osteoporosis-related fracture. However, the decision whether to have a bone density test is best made between a patient and his or her doctor