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How does exercise help build and maintain strong bones and prevent falls?
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Many ways
Studies show that weight bearing exercising like walking help with maintaining bone density.
Exercises that do not have some weight bearing do not do as well with bone density. In general people who remain physically fit generally have better balance however certain exercises like tai chi and yoga have been shown to help with balance.

In brief: Many ways
Studies show that weight bearing exercising like walking help with maintaining bone density.
Exercises that do not have some weight bearing do not do as well with bone density. In general people who remain physically fit generally have better balance however certain exercises like tai chi and yoga have been shown to help with balance.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Ira Katz
I agree completely with the above. Just want to emphasize, walking is weight bearing. When people hear weight bearing many think they have to lift weights, it just means the bones have to be supporting some weight. For this to work Vitamin D also has to be adequate and should be checked if concern! www.Healthap.com/irakatzmd.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: "Bones" and "Pones"
Axial loading stimulates the bone forming cells to be active and add calcium to the framework of bone.
Thus stronger mones. Lay around and the minerals leave the bones. Stay active, exercise and strengthen your muscles, especially your "core", and you will have better balance, gait and tone to prevent you from falling. This is more important the older we get. If >50---get with it!

In brief: "Bones" and "Pones"
Axial loading stimulates the bone forming cells to be active and add calcium to the framework of bone.
Thus stronger mones. Lay around and the minerals leave the bones. Stay active, exercise and strengthen your muscles, especially your "core", and you will have better balance, gait and tone to prevent you from falling. This is more important the older we get. If >50---get with it!
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