My girlfriends mother just found out she has full-blown osteoporosis. For some background, she’s 58, a smoker - she recently cut back from over a pack a day to two cigarettes per day… working her way to quitting all together (which is an inevitablility now because of the diagnosis) - and she weighs about 100 pounds soaking wet.
She knows she has to eat more and she’ll be starting her medication soon. She is not into physical fitness at all and my girlfriend and I want to get her more active and build some muscle… although we don’t want to scare her off with information overload. Does anyone here have any suggestions of not only exercises, but also what to eat and any supplements that would help with bone density/muscle building. She likes to go for walks, so I was thinking of getting her one of those weighted vests, but I know nothing about them and she’s not very strong so it would have to be one where you could vary the amount of weight. Any thoughs would really be appreciated. Thanks!