Globe & Mail Article: I have osteoporosis. Can I still do sit-ups and crunches?

Osteoporosis & CrunchesThe question: I read your advice regarding sit-ups and osteoporosis. I am 61 and have osteoporosis. I attend group classes in which we do a variety of crunch-type exercises (although never full sit-ups). Should I stop doing all of these exercises?

The answer: I know how rewarding a good abdominal “burn” can feel, but I would advise you to stop doing any version of a sit-up or crunch. Bending and curling your spine forward is not advised if you have osteoporosis. Read More

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