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What happens to bone density when you don't exercise?
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Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
In brief: Goes down
One of the biggest determinants of bone mineral density is lean body mass.
Exercise is important for building lean body mass. Exercise is also important for putting load on your bones. This load is important for bone mass as bone strengthens as stresses are put upon it. Weight-bearing physical activity such as walking or running is better for building/ maintaining bone than non-weight-bearing activities such as swimming.

In brief: Goes down
One of the biggest determinants of bone mineral density is lean body mass.
Exercise is important for building lean body mass. Exercise is also important for putting load on your bones. This load is important for bone mass as bone strengthens as stresses are put upon it. Weight-bearing physical activity such as walking or running is better for building/ maintaining bone than non-weight-bearing activities such as swimming.
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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Dr. Saima Farghani
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: It worsens
It goes down. Humans are locomotive animsl designed to move.
If u move , less u lose bone.

In brief: It worsens
It goes down. Humans are locomotive animsl designed to move.
If u move , less u lose bone.
Dr. Saima Farghani
Dr. Saima Farghani
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