Osteoporosis: 5 Ways to Keep Bones Strong

Christine Carr c-IAYT, eRYT 500
Cropped shot of a group of people practicing yoga at the park.

You don’t need me to convince you that exercise benefits you. Or how maintaining a base fitness level reduces your risk of injury, heart disease, and falls. I won’t tell you how regular exercise improves energy levels and sleep quality and helps fight depression. Instead, I’ll tell you that exercise is the single best conservative step you can take to protect your bones.

And you want strong bones, right?!

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