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5 Exercises That Are Proven To Help Strengthen Your Bones

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Calcium Isn’t The Only Thing That Helps

Our bones are essential for our bodies to function. Our skeletons are important for mobility as well as giving us the ability to lift objects.

One of the best ways to improve bone health is through exercise. According to Carmelita Teeter, MD, an orthopedics and medicine doctor at Medical City Las Colinas, Irving, Texas, she said that our bones are living organs.

She said that our bones store a supply of calcium during our early to mid-20s. If we reach the age of 40, our bodies would require more calcium and if you do not get enough from your diet alone, then it would start getting some of it from your bones.

That is something that you do not want to happen as it can help decrease bone mass and it can also lead to weaker bones as well.

So, if you’re looking for ways to ensure that you have optimal bone health, what are the things that you should do? Here are some amazing and easy to do exercises to help strengthen your bones:

 

Resistance Training

Otherwise known as “weightlifting”, this has proven to be the most effective in helping is develop stronger bones.

Now, you do not have to train like the bodybuilders to achieve a much better bone density and it also helps when it comes to lasting longer in bed as well, given they’re doing the correct exercises. All you have to do is pick a weight that provides some level of resistance and do some relatively high reps with it.

To help you with that, you can hire a personal trainer to help you get started.

 

Yoga

Aside from the many mental health benefits of yoga, it can also actually help you improve your bone strength as well. Because of the nature of yoga, you actually make use of your arms and your legs to help support your body.

In addition, it also improves your overall flexibility as well. Doing yoga, especially for older people, can prove to be beneficial. And, the best part of all is that you do not need to acquire equipment at all.

All you have to do is get a suitable mat (or a yoga mat) and then you can just do some yoga activities with it.

 

Walking/Running

One of the most important bones in our body is our leg bones since they are the ones who are going to support your entire upper body. That being said, you can strengthen them by doing some walking, running, or even jogging from time to time.

The reason why these activities can help increase your bones’ strength is that the more you press your feet against the ground, it provides the necessary stress to initiate that bone growth- making them even stronger.

Doing these activities for at least 30 minutes a day can be quite good for you and your bone health.

 

Dancing

Similar to the effects of walking/jogging/running, dancing can also improve bone health thanks to the rhythmic movements of your feet.

Aside from that, there are plenty of dances that you can choose from which makes it best suited for your style.

Also, people who are dancing more than others are known to have better physiques than those who don’t.

 

Tennis

As you can probably tell, running around the tennis court and leaping to smack that ball is an actually good exercise for your feet. But, that is not the only reason why I recommend doing some tennis.

You see, swinging the tennis racket also provides amazing benefits for your arm bones as well. Not to mention, you’re going to lose a lot of weight as well if you play tennis on a regular basis.

 

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