STRENGTHEN MUSCLES TO HELP YOUR BONES
Osteoporosis is a main cause of disability in women as they age, particularly postmenopause, but don’t let fear of breaking bones stop you from the one thing that can help – exercise. More muscle will help support your skeletal structure and will help you retain good balance and posture, which in turn will help you avoid falls.
PRACTISE STATIC FLEXIBILITY
Static-active flexibility describes a movement that uses only your own muscle group to extend a position; for example, lifting a leg and holding it in position. Static-passive describes a movement that requires other forces to maintain the position, such as a chair or your own body weight. Aim to incorporate both types in your workout for maximum benefit.