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Osteoporosis sufferers may find relief in chair yoga

Keshie Hernitaningtyas
Keshie Hernitaningtyas

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Fri, October 25, 2019  /  01:07 pm
Osteoporosis sufferers may find relief in chair yoga

If going to the gym sounds too much, yoga is said to be one of the best workouts you can do to prevent osteoporosis. (Shutterstock/stockfour)

A silent disease, osteoporosis can strike suddenly without the sufferer having experienced any prior symptoms. Unlike the flu, which makes your throat sore, nose runny and body feel feverish, it gives no warning, leaving you unprepared. "People usually find out after something happens to them. Someone once told me that whenever she slipped or fell, she always broke her leg instead of simply straining her muscle. It was only after she had a bone density scan that she discovered she had osteoporosis," shared Dr. Suci Sutinah, a medical advisor for PT Bayer Indonesia, at a campaign event related to the disease on Oct. 16 in Jakarta.  Caused by the loss of mineral content, osteoporosis makes bones in the body more porous and therefore more prone to fractures.  A low intake of nutrients such as calcium, vitamin D, protein, dairy food, fruits and vegetables ar...