Which exercises help increase bone mass?

Weight bearing exercises are extremely important to help you maintain bone mass. A sedentary lifestyle does not offer enough stress to your bones to remain strong. Examples of weight bearing exercises include walking, jogging, hiking, dancing, strength-training, and racquet and ball sports (e.g. tennis, racquetball, and basketball). Non-weight bearing exercises such as swimming and cycling may help strengthen your heart, lungs, and muscles but they are not ideal exercises to strengthen your bones. Try these exercises to help maintain strong bones.

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