The Right Exercise Can Build Strong Bones


It’s not just about your brain cells or your muscles.  The old adage “use it or lose it” also applies to your bones. Seldom used bones can become weak bones, and weak bones make you vulnerable to fractures later in life. To strengthen bones, an important key is exercise. But what type of exercise is best? Weight-bearing exercises such as walking, running, jogging, jumping rope, and dancing are best for your bone health. Weight-bearing exercises are those that work against gravity. They build skeletal strength and stimulate bone cell activity. At the same time these exercises are strengthening your bones, they also allow you to maintain muscle strength, coordination and balance, and that in turn helps to prevent falls and fractures. 

Add weight-bearing exercises to your workout regimen to help keep your bones strong and healthy. If you have health problems, check with your doctor before you begin a regular exercise program.