Health Tip: Build Strong Bones

Weight-bearing exercises can keep them fit

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(HealthDayNews) -- Here's yet another benefit of regular exercise -- it will help keep your bones strong and fit, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Adequate weight-bearing exercise early in life is important in reaching peak bone mass. And a person with high bone mass as a young adult is more likely to have a higher bone mass later in life. This can ward off conditions such as osteoporosis.

Weight-bearing exercises cause muscles and bones to work against gravity. They include activities such as walking, jogging or running, tennis or racquetball, stair climbing, jumping rope, basketball, dancing, soccer and weightlifting.

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