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Will exercise strengthen bones after menopause?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Weight-bearing exercise such as brisk walking will slow bone loss and strengthen bones. Any exercise where you are pushing against gravity will help build bone strength. Other good options are tennis, running, or climbing stairs. The more active you are, the stronger your bones will be and the more you will slow down bone loss.

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