Health Tip: Opt for Weight-Bearing Exercises
They can help build bone health
(HealthDay News) -- Weight-bearing exercises are important, especially for girls and women who want to build bone strength and prevent osteoporosis later.
Weight-bearing exercises are done standing up and make the bones and muscles work against gravity.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these examples of good weight-bearing exercises:
- Fast-paced walking, running or jogging, or going for a hike.
- Gardening or cutting the grass with a push mower.
- Team sports, such as basketball, soccer and baseball.
- Racquet sports, such as tennis.
- Aerobics or dance classes.
- Bowling, karate or judo, skating or skiing.
- Lifting weights or climbing stairs.