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Which Exercises are Best for Building Healthy Bones?
Is My Exercise Program Safe?
Is Weight-Training Good For Bones?

Exercise & Physical Activity

  • Weight bearing physical activity is important for reducing bone loss.  However, to increase bone density, activities — such as high impact aerobics or running — must generate relatively high loading…

  • Is Walking Good for Bone Health?

    The three primary pillars of bone health have always been a calcium-rich diet, vitamin D and weight-bearing exercise. Walking has always been considered a great option for a weight-bearing exercise. …

  • The Mechanics of Walking

    Walking involves a coordinated effort of the feet, knees, and hips. The cycle of how a person walks is called the gait. The gait cycle is divided into two phases:…

  • NEW Physical Activity Guidelines

    Jump for joy! The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) updated their physical activity guidelines with a considerable nod to bone health.  We have known for a long time…

  • Your Feet are the Base of Support

    One of the important things in preventing falls is the importance of posture and alignment. It all begins with your feet! The feet provide a base of support for the…

  • Is My Exercise Program Safe?

    An exercise program is good if the fitness instructor, trainer or physical therapist asks you to 1) complete a health questionnaire before starting the program, 2) perform a personal fitness…

  • Osteogenic Loading

    Click here to download the full PDF Weight bearing activity is critical for bone health. The stress on the bones that results from weight bearing activities like running, jumping, and at…

  • An analysis of several walking studies reports that walking as a “singular exercise” has no significant effect on bone density at the lumbar spine in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. The…

  • Is Tai Chi Good for Bone Health?

    Tai chi is a “soft” Chinese martial art that dates back to 1000–2000 BC. The emphasis of the practice is on slow, flowing movements that emphasize precision and force. The…

  • When Can I See Results From Exercise?

    Trust your body! Even though you may not see your bones getting stronger, they are! Your osteoblasts are building stronger bones and storing important calcium. The key is consistency. The…

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