I was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis - likely because of genetics. Both my mother and her mother had it. Even though my scan shows osteoporosis, I have had no height loss nor suffered broken bones and I would like it to stay that way. I do a lot of weight bearing exercises and my doctor encourages me to continue to do all the hiking, climbing, skiing, etc. that I have been doing, because she thinks that is why I am doing so well. I am 68 and post menopausal, but men can get osteoporosis as well.
My question is: a sit harness transfers fall energy to exactly those points that are at risk for debilitating fractures with osteoporosis. Should I avoid that sort of climbing or is there a harness that would be more appropriate for me?