In the past few years, scientists discovered this astounding fact: Bones benefit from exercise just as much as muscles. Exercise is a key to stronger bones—especially among people over 50. German scientist Julius Wolff understood that bone is living and active tissue. And his research proved that muscular tension and the pressure of gravity creates new bone tissue that strengthens bones.
You create that all-important ‘muscular tension’ and ‘the pressure of gravity’ through EXERCISE. When you exercise, bones increase in size, strength, and density.
When you lead a sedentary lifestyle, your bones can contract and weaken—increasing the risk of potentially fatal fractures. A recent Finnish study into bone density and osteoporosis determined that the current method of treating osteoporosis is flawed and expensive. The study concluded that improving bone density and overall fitness can help to prevent the potentially fatal falls that lead to hip fractures and other injuries.
While diet and the right supplements are important, exercise can become your ‘secret weapon’ in the battle against brittle bones.