Weight training is really important, and it doesn’t have to be as intimidating as it may sound. It can simply involve curling five-pound dumbbells (or cans of soup!) or doing push ups. This type of exercise is important for all women, as the density of bones lessen with age. But it’s even more important for people with lupus who are taking prednisone for their lupus, since this increases the risk for weak and brittle bones by depleting the bone-booster mineral, calcium.
Lifting weights can strengthen bones, Baby Rash lessen the risk for fractures, and even prevent osteoporosis. Do strengthening activities at least twice a week. There are easy ways to incorporate them in to your daily life, and cost-effective ways too. For example, you can rent exercise DVDs at your local NYC library branch, or do sit-ups during television commercial breaks. It’s the small meaningful changes that make the difference.