11 doctors weighed in:

How much exercise do I need to maintain bone strength at 55?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Kaufman
Internal Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Resistance/Gravity

To improve bone strenght, do resistance exercise and gravity based, or impact exercise(walking, jogging, calisthenics).
This is the way at any age.

In brief: Resistance/Gravity

To improve bone strenght, do resistance exercise and gravity based, or impact exercise(walking, jogging, calisthenics).
This is the way at any age.
Dr. Brian Kaufman
Dr. Brian Kaufman
Thank
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Weight bearing

To keep bones strong do weight-bearing exercises like walking, jogging, or aerobics (cycling and swimming don't count) as well as strength training.
National recommendations advise 150 min/wk of moderate-intensity activity, 75 min/wk of vigorous-intensity activity, or a combination of the 2, and strength training twice a week. Adding another day or 2 of strength training per week would also help.

In brief: Weight bearing

To keep bones strong do weight-bearing exercises like walking, jogging, or aerobics (cycling and swimming don't count) as well as strength training.
National recommendations advise 150 min/wk of moderate-intensity activity, 75 min/wk of vigorous-intensity activity, or a combination of the 2, and strength training twice a week. Adding another day or 2 of strength training per week would also help.
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
26 years in practice
490K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors