Working Out to Improve Bone Health

Our bones are a vital part of the body, holding us together and allowing us to move easily. Our bone density is not static, and often declines as we get older. We are able to help preserve our healthy bones for as long as possible by following some basic tips.

1. Do weight baring exercise: weight related exercise, such as weight training, body weight exercises and plyometrics can help to boost bone density. It used to be thought that running would weaken the knees, but in fact it is another exercise which can help to strengthen bones!

2. Eat healthy foods: foods rich in calcium and vitamins can help protect the bones. Milk is a good form of calcium.