Dr. Lisa Lilienfield explains how yoga is one of the best and safest ways to counteract age-related bone loss. The key to its benefits is that it uses both tensile (stretching) force and isometric, compressive (weight-bearing) force to stimulate the osteocytes (cells found in mature bone) to produce proteins and lay down new bone.
Yoga is something that anyone, of any age, can do anywhere; the benefits are many and risks few when done correctly.
Make sure to watch Parts 1 and 2 to learn a few simple poses you can try at home!
Yoga for Bone Health – Part 1 (Intro):
Yoga for Bone Health – Part 2 (Poses):
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