Health Tip: Exercise to Help Prevent Osteoporosis11/07/13
(HealthDay News) -- Osteoporosis is characterized by thin and
brittle bones that are more likely to break.
The American Council on Exercise offers these suggestions to
help build bone health:
- Create an exercise regimen that includes aerobic weight-bearing
exercises four days per week, plus two or three days of resistance
- Perform flexibility exercises frequently, but make sure you
don't include activities that cause the spine to bend forward.
- Build your muscles by walking, running or lifting weights.
- Perform a variety of different exercises that you enjoy and
that work different muscles.
- Make sure your exercises don't cause joint pain.
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