MOVES TO STRENGTHEN YOUR SKELETON!

If you’re active, your bones benefit. However, the National Osteoporosis Foundation helpfully points out that some types of exercise are better than others. For the most protection, focus on weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercise.

hgHigh-impact weight-bearing exercise help build bones and keep them strong. These activities below are designed for people in good shape and with medical clearance:

  • Backpacking
  • Dancing
  • High-impact aerobics
  • Skiing
  • Hikinggm
  • Jogging/running
  • Jumping rope
  • Stair climbing
  • Step aerobics
  • Skiing
  • Tennis

 

33Low-impact weight-bearing exercises can also help protect your bones and are a great alternative for people who can’t do high-impact exercises. Some include:

  • Using elliptical training machines
  • Doing low-impact aerobics
  • Using stair-step machines
  • Fast walking on a treadmill or outside
  • Muscle-strengthening exercises

Exercises-That-Will-Transform-Your-BodyAnything that challenges your muscles will help keep your skeleton strong as well. some examples, include:

  • Lifting weights
  • Using elastic exercise bands
  • Using weight machines
  • Lifting your own body weight (push-ups, yoga)
  • Everyday activities like going up stairs, standing up from your chair or rising up on your toes.

Anything that involves hauling yourself around-fighting the effects of gravity-counts as weight-bearing. Depending on the state of your joints and your fitness level, you can choose high-or low- impact moves. 

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