Affects 2.2 million Australians aged over 50 yo affecting 1 in 4 men and 2 in 5 women .
Exercise is beneficial for bone strength development in children and young adults and maintenance in older age groups. Exercise for the older patient should be tailored to their existing risk factors — discussion with your GP or physio is recommended.
Basket ball, netball impact aerobics , dancing, gymnastics , tennis and skipping are highly beneficial forms of exercise at all age groups .
Running , jogging, brisk walking , walking up hills , resistance training and stair climbing are moderately beneficial