Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: The 10 best yoga poses for men > 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: The 10 best yoga poses for menHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle ‘I’m a disabled man, and here’s what you’re getting wrong about Stephen Hawking’s death’ Medical How your eyes can reveal a brain tumour Lifestyle 7 shocking things your first period can tell you about your health Lifestyle Should you squat on a public toilet to avoid germs? Fitness 5 new rules of super strength Fitness The 10 best yoga poses for men From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Live healthier Effects on your brain? » 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! Eeewwww! » ‘Why is my cough worse at night?’ SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body Can you get sick if someone coughs on you? The fine saliva mist emitted by a cough remains suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.