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Health Tip: Get Weight-Bearing Exercise

For healthier bones

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(HealthDay News) -- There's a recipe for good bone health, and it includes getting plenty of calcium, vitamin D and weight-bearing exercise.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says good weight-bearing activities include:

  • Climbing stairs, walking, running or jogging.
  • Hiking or jumping rope.
  • Playing sports, such as tennis, racquetball, field hockey, basketball or soccer.
  • Lifting weights.
  • Dancing.


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