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  • Safe Exercise for Strong Bones

    Weight-bearing exercise is one of the three primary pillars of bone health along with a calcium-rich diet and vitamin D. Walking is a good option for weight-bearing exercise that offers…

  • Taking Charge of Your Bone Health

    Are you at risk for bone loss and fractures? To answer that question, let’s go back to when you were a kid. What We Know If you followed bone-healthy recommendations…

  • What Do You Know About Bone Health?

    What do you know about bone health? Do you think it’s something that only older people need to worry about? In fact, strong, healthy bones are a key part of…

  • Healthy Living: Preparing Your Mind, Body and Bones for the 3-Day American Bone Health and Susan G. Komen are teaming up to bring you vital information about how to lead…

  • Cancer Survivors

    Cancer Survivors Did you know that having cancer can pose hidden consequences for the health of your bones? Both the disease itself and some treatments to fight the cancer may increase bone…

  • How Often Should I Exercise?

    A popular research question in exercise is, “What is the best workout schedule?” Many studies have tried to answer this question but there is not a definitive answer.  The current…

  • Exercise Right to Prevent Fractures

    Finding out you have low bone density is frightening. Suddenly you worry that even the smallest activity may cause a fracture. Exercise is still very important to maintaining healthy bones,…

  • 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:…

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