Body and Soul: Bone-Building Action

You don’t have to be a runner or heavy-duty weight lifter to build bone mass. Any weight-bearing activity—walking up the stairs, carrying a baby or a load of groceries—can help prevent bone loss.
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Build better bones

If you are a woman, you start losing bone density in your late 30s, and it can go downhill from there.

In fact, your risk of getting osteoporosis during your lifetime is a huge 50%.

But you don’t have to be a runner or heavy-duty weight lifter to build bone mass. Any weight-bearing activity—walking up the stairs, carrying a baby or a load of groceries—can help prevent bone loss.

Next: Plan to get more bone strength

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