Q. What is your preferred method of exercise?
Anything that builds muscle is going to help build bone, especially if you are taking the correct nutrients. Dr. Brown wants to reinforce the idea that everyone is unique and the types of exercises that work vary from person to person. Studies have shown though that strength training and loading bone with weight is very effective. However, we understand at the Center for Better Bones that strength training is not for everyone. Dr. Brown believes that yoga, tai chi, and pilates can be just as effective as strength training in the long run.
Listen to Dr. Brown explain why strength training, yoga, tai chi, and pilates are her favorite exercises to build bone. And read her blog, Strength Training for Osteoporosis: 2 Hours a Week Improves Bone Density.