Can jogging strengthen bones?

Eric Olsen
Bones build density only where loads are applied. Thus, jogging might increase bone mass density (BMD) in the legs and, perhaps to a lesser extent, in the lower spine. But jogging won't do much for the upper spine or arms. An effective exercise program to prevent osteoporosis should systematically work the entire body.
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