It's reversible, folks! 🥳
Several years ago I had a bone scan when I had back pain, because of my previous cancer history. Everything was fine, except for some loss of density in my right hip (so that's osteopenia rather than osteoporosis). I was told I needed to begin weight bearing exercise (I was a real couch potato at the time).
I took up Pilates first of all, then 3 years ago when my back was stronger, started c25k.
Had another scan last week to see how things were after my ankle break, and, drumroll, it has improved! You could have knocked me down with a feather, I was hoping to have halted the bone loss, but I'm really delighted that, even after a year on the IC, it's better than it was, and no longer a concern.
So if anyone is looking for a reason to start c25k, here's another one!