Your bones can benefit from exercise too! If you are already experiencing bone density health related issues or are simply interested in prevention, follow the LIVE approach.
L is load bearing exercise. Basically lifting weight. I is for intensity. Move hard and fast. V is variety. Perform multiple type of exercise for highest benefit and E is enjoyable. If it is not fun, you won’t do it so do exercise you find to be fun!
How do you know what to do? If you are already diagnosed with bone related health issues, talk to your doctor. Good exercise to help are running, dancing, tennis, or skipping. The key is to build up your bone density.
- You will have to lift weights and put some pressure on your muscles.
- Moving and going at a good pace is something you need to do.
- If you are not going to like it even a little bit, there is no point.
“Whether you’re already facing bone-density problems like osteoporosis or osteopenia (pre-osteoporosis), or trying to make sure you don’t have these problems later on, regular exercise is one of the most important things you can do for your bones.”