If you look back through history, there are many “miracle” pharmaceutical drugs that were later pulled off of the market for causing serious effects in some people. Oral HRT, Phen Phen, Accutane, DES, and others all come to mind.
Other recent drugs that contain bisphosphonates that are said to help in the treatment of osteoporosis, can actually erode the bone in the jaw and neck of the femur. This is concerning since these drugs were actually supposed to help strengthen bone, not weaken it!
If you’ve taken a medication that contains bisphosphonates or just want to continue to increase bone density in your weight-bearing hip joints, here is a good exercise for you. The only equipment you need is a chair!