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.


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