How Exercise Benefits Your Bones

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There is no secret in the fact that exercise is good for strengthening your muscles and for weight loss, but it is also essential for bone health, as well. Weight-bearing and strength training exercises are imperative for strong healthy bones. While bone strengthening exercise is a necessity, it is also an exact exercise, in that only the bones involved in the exercise are benefiting from the workout.

Weight-bearing exercises include, but are not limited to, walking/running, aerobics, dance, and weightlifting. Due to the precision of the benefits, it is a good idea to use a variety of exercises in your bone-building routine. Bones are made up of living cells just as muscles are, and just as your muscles get stronger when you exercise them, so do your bones. Exercise also increases the density of your bones, which reduces the risk of osteoporosis.

As with all exercise routines, before you begin it is wise to visit your doctor for a check-up, as well as assistance in deciding the best routine for you. Even if you already suffer from osteoporosis, it is wise to exercise and strengthen your bones. Talk to your doctor about the amount of exercise you will be able to do, and what needs to go along with your routine, such as nutrition, to increase you mobility level.