Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Anti-bullying initiatives to protect overweight teens against emotional abuse > 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: Anti-bullying initiatives to protect overweight teens against emotional abuseHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Depression often a precursor to falls in elderly people News From poo to dagga: 5 health stories you should read today Medical 8 myths about an overactive bladder busted Medical Compound in dagga eases severe form of epilepsy News How to avoid falling asleep behind the wheel Medical Diesel pollution may damage the heart From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Live healthier Dangerous winter sun » Why female students ignore the risks of indoor tanning Can rooibos protect you from the effects of UVB exposure? Skin cancer always a risk – even in winter During winter, the risk of skin cancer doesn’t disappear. CyberDoc talks to us about when to see your doctor about a strange-looking mole or spot. Did you know? » The 5 saltiest foods may surprise you Craving salt? Your genes may be the reason 10 fascinating facts about salt The one thing that fast foods, whether it be chips, hamburgers, pretzels or fried chicken have in common, is loads of salt.