Low Risk for Fracture

What does low risk mean?


  • This means you have a less than 10% chance of a broken bone in the next 10 years
STRENGTH TRAINING - Free weights, machines, exercise bands or body weight as resistance At least 2 days per week
POSTURE TRAINING - Safe movements, awareness of position and posture (and back muscle strengthening) Everyday
BALANCE TRAINING - Tai chi, other exercises designed to challenge balance Most days (5 days or more per week)

Lifestyle Changes

  • Exercise - strength training and weight-bearing, balance and posture
  • Stop smoking and avoid excess alcohol


  • Make sure to get adequate calcium, vitamin D and protein


  • BMD test in 5-10 years unless significant change in health status that could lead to bone loss, e.g. starting prednisone