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May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month Print

Posted on May 1st, 2012
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Want stronger bones? One of the best ways to strengthen your bones and prevent osteoporosis is by getting regular exercise. Even if you already have osteoporosis, exercising can help maintain the bone mass you have. The reason? When you exercise, you build and maintain the amount and thickness of your bones; what health professionals refer to as bone mass and density.

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, the best exercises for building and maintaining bone density are weight-bearing exercise, such as walking, and muscle-strengthening exercise, such as weight lifting. Click here for more specific exercise recommendations.

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