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What type of exercise is best for preventing osteoporosis?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Weight bearing: According to the national osteoporosis foundation, the best exercises for building bone density are: weight bearing exercises such as walking/jogging/stair climbing, or muscle-strengthening exercise such as weight lifting. Nonimpact activities such as posture/balance exercise may also benefit people with osteoporosis.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Weight-bearing : Weight-bearing exercises are good for most. But are you asking for someone in the family? Male or female? Dairy-eater or not? Estrogen-taker or not? All of these are important factors as are age, race, family history, lifestyle, etc. If i had to name one activity for everyone, it would be walking. Daily. Throughout the day. We hope this inspires all of you to start now and keep going for 80 years.

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