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Is stair climbing recommended for people with osteoporosis?

In general, stair climbing is a good weight-bearing exercise for people with osteoporosis, especially those who are unable to run because of pain and stiffness. Studies have found that stair-climbing machines are as effective as running as an optimal form of weight-bearing exercise, which builds bone, and aerobic conditioning. In fact, 12 minutes on a stair-climber equals a 20-minute run. However, if you have knee problems, arthritis, or joint problems in the hips, ankles, or spine, stair climbing should be avoided. This exercise can put unneeded stress on knee injuries, causing joint trauma, for instance. 
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