Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Strong bond with parents leads to healthy children > Health-in-Motion 11 August 2016 What type of exercise is best for maintaining strong and healthy bones? What type of exercise is best for maintaining strong and healthy bones? Studies comparing the effects of high-endurance cycling and ultra-marathon running suggest that exercise that puts greater strain on bones, like running, tends to improve bone health more effectively than non weight-bearing activities such as cycling. Regular moderate exercise is vital for everyone, of course, but researchers recommend that people who are at an elevated risk of weaker bones should consider taking up running rather than cycling or swimming. 0 More in Newsletters Work-family balance More: Daily Dose: Strong bond with parents leads to healthy children Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Fitness Working out in the concrete jungle Lifestyle How long has your doctor been on duty? Medical How to protect yourself from the seasonal flu Parenting Childhood gardening may encourage fruit and veg consumption Medical Most common soccer injuries Lifestyle Kids' metabolism may slow down during puberty From our sponsors How to still have a good life with diabetes Eye-Q: R50 off! Lose weight Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Live healthier Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits. Get your groove back! » Get your move on! Morning run? 5 exercises to start your summer fitness regime 6 easy ways to make your workout fun again Some inspiration to make sure your workout routine don't become tedious.