Running, as a weight-bearing exercise
and not done at an endurance level, can be good for bone development, but other sports may be just as good or even better for overall and bone health.
such as walking; balance exercises; and resistance exercises to strengthen muscles can also reduce risks for falls, said Dr.
"Rising from a chair in old age and kicking a ball depend more on muscle power than muscle strength, yet most weight-bearing exercise
focuses on the latter," he says.
"The effect of exercise on bone health results from the strain on bone created by weight-bearing exercise
," explains Polly de Mille, RN, RCEP, CSCS, USAT, clinical supervisor at the Tisch Sports Performance Center of the Weill Cornell-affiliated Hospital for Special Surgery.
Elizabeth (Lisa) Samelson, PhD, senior author of the paper cautioned that "Older adults who are losing weight should be aware of the potential negative effects on the skeleton and may want to consider counteracting these effects through interventions such as weight-bearing exercise
and eating a balanced diet.
is very beneficial for bone health in people of all ages.
is the greatest preventative of brittle bones as it's the muscles pulling on them that makes sure the constant process of bone renewal takes place in the way it should.
ISLAMABAD -- Osteoporosis experts on Friday urged citizens to ensure they get adequate calcium, weight-bearing exercise
and vitamin D to prevent bone problems.
"The message is, 'Look after your bones'," states David, who says there are three key points here, starting with "weight-bearing exercise
, to maximise your potential bone mass".
Others include a diet high in sodium or low in calcium and a lack of a weight-bearing exercise
, such as walking or any other activity that forces you to work against gravity.
7YOU'LL Weight-bearing exercise
such as running is key to building strong and healthy bones and slowing bone loss.
This includes regular weight-bearing exercise
, avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol intake, and a healthy diet with sufficient calcium, vitamin D, and protein!'