Exercises to protect, strengthen your bones

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According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, it is estimated that about 50 percent of women and 25 percent of men over 50, will break a bone due to osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a bone disease, in which an individual may lose too much bone, make too little bone or both. The disease is more prevalent in women. Females’ bone mass peaks between the ages of 20 and 30, and begins to decline between the ages of 40 and 50.

It is important for individuals, especially women, to begin building their bone bank (bone density) as early as possible to prevent osteoporosis.

The fuller your bone bank, the more time it will take for bone to break down, leading to a lessened risk of osteoporosis.

One of the key methods of preventing osteoporosis is starting a regular exercise program that incorporates weight bearing and non-weight bearing exercises.

Weight-bearing exercises, such as walking…

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