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Health Tip: Exercise to Help Prevent Osteoporosis

Health Tip: Exercise to Help Prevent Osteoporosis

11/07/13

(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 training.
  • 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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