Health Tip: Exercise for Bone Health

-- As you age, your bones tend to lose density, become weaker and are more likely to fracture. Regular exercise is one of the best ways to help keep bones strong.

Besides recommending that you get enough bone-building vitamin D and calcium in your diet, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these exercise recommendations:

  • Walking and jogging.
  • Hiking.
  • Cross-country skiing.
  • Stair-climbing machines, or climbing stationary stairs.
  • Dancing and jumping rope.
  • Sports such as soccer, volleyball, basketball, field hockey and softball.

Posted: March 2009


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