Inactivity leads to loss of bone and a greater chance of your bones fracturing — so the goal is to stay active throughout your life and keep your bones healthy and strong.
Weight-bearing exercises and strengthening exercises are the best activities for reducing your risk of osteoporosis, a condition where bones get brittle, fragile, and break easily. Weight-bearing exercise includes walking, jogging, climbing stairs, doing low-impact or high-impact aerobics, playing racquet sports, or jumping rope. Strengthening exercises include yoga and Pilates, lifting weights, and using elastic exercises bands.
Before beginning a new exercise program, be sure to check with your doctor. Then, start out slowly and gradually build your strength and the intensity of your workout.
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