Q. How exactly does exercise build bone?
Exercise builds bone by “loading” the bone, that is, putting extra force on the bone and letting it know that it needs to get stronger. When you put weight on your body whether it be by participating in yoga, lifting weights, walking, jogging, or any other weight bearing exercise, you send a signal through your bone that stimulates the osteoblasts to take up more minerals and build more bone tissue. For more information on bone health and exercise read our article Exercise and Bone Health. If you want to try a new way to load your bones, get our Weight Belt for Osteoporosis with Flex Metal Weights!
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