Take Steps to Boost Bone Health

Walking and other weight-bearing exercises can counter the effects of osteoporosis.

Just like your heart and muscles, your bones respond to exercise by growing stronger. Specifically, your bones benefit from walking, jogging, or any other activity that forces you to move against gravity.For proof, just look to the stars. While a typical elderly adult loses about 1 to 2 percent of his or her bone density per year, astronauts on extended missions have lost, on average, that same amount each month theyre in space, according to NASA.
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