Orthopaedics Q&A: Isometric exercises improve bone strength

Orthopaedics expert, Dr VV Prasad answers readers’ questions on bone health. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Monday.
This week’s answers:

1. What are the exercises that strengthen bone mass density? Are there any foods that can improve bone strength?
All isometric exercises can improve bone strength also. Milk and milk products can improve bone strength.

2. To gain Vit D from sunlight, at what time is it necessary to be out in the sun?
Early morning sunlight is less harmful. It is the best time.

3  dear doctor, my mother was detected with osteoporosis at 52 yrs. Is it hereditary? How can it be prevented?
It’s not hereditary. It can be prevented by regular exercises, a calcium rich diet and Vit D supplements if needed.

4. I have back pain for last 3 yrs. Can I strength training with light weights?
Please do the prescribed back muscle strengthening exercises only.
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