Washington: A physical exercise programme that is based on a very basic, rudimentary materials can significantly improve upper and lower limb strength as well as static and dynamic balance in women suffering from postmenopausal osteoporosis.Montserrat Otero, a PhD holder in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country studied 68 women with postmenopausal osteoporosis of the age group 50 - 72, of whom 34 were randomly assigned to the Exercise Group and 34 to the Control Group. The participants in the Exercise Group followed a supervised programme of physical exercise involving strength and balance training, which lasted six months in which there were 72 sessions each lasting 60 minutes, in which between 5 and 8 balance exercises and between 8 and 12 strength exercises were done per session. The Control Group did not take part in the programme of physical exercise, although they did do the strength and balance tests beforehand and afterwards.At the start of the programme there were no significant differences in the two groups in any of the variables.
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