Exercise is important for a healthy heart, a healthy mind and for weight control. But did you know that exercise is also important for healthy bones?
As part of the natural aging process, we lose calcium in our bones. In some people, this can lead to osteoporosis, a condition that leaves us at higher risk for fractures.
So how do you prevent osteoporosis? The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends weight bearing exercises like walking, jogging, dancing or using an elliptical machine. The organization also recommends that you participate in resistance training (sometimes called weight lifting) 2-3 times per week.
If you’re not sure how to start your own exercise program, visit North Memorial Healthy Weight Loss to view videos that will guide you through exercises that you can do at home. Then watch the clear.md video below to find out more about osteoporosis prevention.