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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…

  • By Sally Warner, PhD (Member, Medical & Scientific Advisory Board) Walking can be such a mindless activity. But when you embark on a 60-mile walk, you really need to be…

  • 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…

  • 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:…

  • 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…

  • Why Is Exercise Important for Bone Health?

    Bones are active, living tissue. Similar to muscles, bones get stronger when we put stress on them with impact activities like walking, jumping rope, running, and weight training. When you…

  • Walk Properly

    Walking is a great way to maintain good bone health. Remember to add weight-bearing exercise for increased bone density. To walk properly and avoid injury, train your postural muscles. Walk…

  • A physical therapist can evaluate each individual phase of the gait cycle and work with people to improve their walking and help improve balance, and reduce the risk of falls.…