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March 2002 Issue

Use Them or Lose Them: Exercise to Keep Bones Strong

Q. I keep hearing that weight-bearing exercise is important for preventing bone loss. Does it really matter what type of exercise I do? A. Definitely. For bones to stay strong, you must not only move them, but place demands on them with both weight-bearing and resistance exercise. Bones are living tissues whose cells are constantly being replaced. Even though you canít tell when your bones respond to exercise, they do. When you pound

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