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Weight Training for Osteoporosis.

Did you know that weight training for osteoporosis - not just walking or doing aerobics, but lifting weights - can help protect your bones and prevent osteoporosis-related fractures?

Studies show that strength training over a period of time can help prevent bone loss and may even help build new bone.

In one study, postmenopausal women who participated in a strength training program for a year saw significant increases in their bone density in the spine and hips, areas affected most by osteoporosis in older women.

Maintaining strong muscles through weight training helps to keep up your balance and coordination a critical element in preventing falls, which can lead to osteoporosis-related fractures.

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