4 exercises to build stronger bones

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As the body matures, bones begin to lose their density and become thinner. When bones are brittle, there is a greater risk for fractures or breaks.

Do you want to boost your bone health? Your skeletal system is composed of 206 bones designed to enable mobility, give the body its shape, protect organs, make blood, and store minerals.

As the body matures, bones begin to lose their density and become thinner. When bones are brittle, there is a greater risk for fractures or breaks. And while this danger is more prevalent in women, as hormonal changes during menopause negatively impact bone density, men also are affected by age-related bone loss. That’s why prevention measures must be taken to fortify and preserve bone health.

Fortunately, exercise can help win the battle over bone loss. During weight-bearing exercises like walking, or resistance exercises like weightlifting, bone tissue responds by becoming stronger and denser. And if you have bone-related conditions like osteopenia or osteoporosis, exercise can help stabilize and prevent further bone loss.

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