Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake? > Health-in-Motion 02 May 2017 Exercise is good for your bones It’s common knowledge that regular exercise helps to prevent health problems like diabetes, obesity and heart disease, but did you know that it’s good for your bones, too? In a first-of-its-kind study on a group of men, US researchers have recently been able to show that long-term, weight-bearing exercises, such as jumps, lunges and squats with free weights, decrease the production of sclerostin, a protein which has a negative impact on bone formation, but increase IGF-1, a hormone associated with bone growth. The result: healthier, stronger and more dense bones. 0 More: Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Fitness 4 reasons your muscles are cramping up Parenting Things you shouldn't say to someone who stutters Sex This is exactly how long the sex ‘afterglow’ lasts, according to science Sex The 10 worst things that could happen to your penis Sex This is how having sex actually makes your brain smarter Fitness Sex, love and bicycles From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Live healthier Don't even bother » SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body LISTEN: Can you spot the smoker’s cough? 7 cough remedies that definitely don’t work A chronic cough can be the bane of your life. Here are seven cough remedies you shouldn't waste your time with. Be in the know! » How to manage sensitive teeth 5 ways runners mess up their teeth Oral health basics: what you need to know Dr Simon Reeves talks us through the importance of oral health basics. Here’s how to care for your teeth properly.