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Strength Training for Bone Density: How Much Benefit Can You Expect?

1 month ago   |   By Cathe Friedrich

If you're a woman over 50, you may be tempted to forgo strength training and stay physically active in other ways, like walking or cycling. However, these exercises aren't high impact enough or require enough force generation to stimulate new bone growth and lower the risk of osteoporosis. If you're concerned about preserving bone health, it's worth the effort to work your muscles against resistance.
Aging and inactivity are two leading contributors to bone loss. When you lose bone mass, your bones become weaker and more fragile. This happens because you break down bone faster than you...
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