When it comes to our bones, the research tells us that not all exercise is equal. In fact, exercise that is targeted, supervised, and focuses on resistance and impact training is best.
What is Onero™?
Onero™ is a high intensity resistance and impact exercise program to strengthen bone and muscle. The program is especially designed for people with low bone mass.
Onero™ is an evidence based exercise program developed from the LIFTMOR study, conducted at Griffith University under the supervision of Professor Belinda Beck, and recently published in the Journal of Bone Mineral Research (2018). Since 2015, Onero™ has been implemented at the Bone Clinic in six south-east Queensland locations. Like the LIFTMOR findings, ongoing data collection at the Bone Clinic sites indicate that Onero™ increases bone mass, improves posture, and decreases falls in clinic patients. Results show that 86% of patients increased bone mass at the lumbar spine and 69% of patients increased bone mass at the hip. Those results were recently presented at the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research in Montreal (2018).
How different is Onero™ to what I’m currently doing?
Not all exercise improves bone mass.
Low intensity exercise is not considered to be an effective strategy to build bone. Onero™ is based on the LIFTMOR study which has been shown that certain kinds of high intensity loading can be both safe and effective even for people with low bone mass if supervised under the right conditions. Injuries, which can be a concern in the frail older population, are rare from Onero™ training when properly supervised.