Exercise to build stronger bones

High-impact exercise like jogging, jumping and skipping toughen bones better than walking, cycling and swimming. For better bone strength, you can include these pointers to that routine.


Exercise must get progressively harder to continue to improve bone health. Over time, the weights lifted need to be heavier, the incline of jogging steeper, the height of jumps greater and balance exercises more difficult, DON’t get STUCK in a RUT. Lifting heavy weights rapidly improves bone health more than lifting heavy weights slowly, so PICK UP the TEMPO. Exercise involving changes in direction and jumps of different heights is more stimulating to bone than repetitive action, better MIX it UP. And lastly, exercise in short burst with rest periods improve bone strength more than long, continuous bouts of exercise, it is important to HAVE a REST.

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