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Is exercising good for my bones?

Yes. Exercise is a good way to manage and avoid bone diseases like osteoporosis and osteopenia, which are common in post-menopausal women. Exercise, specifically light resistance training, has been shown to increase bone health and strength. The stress of resistance training forces the bones to generate extra material to aid in the strength of the entire bone. Body weight exercises and light resistance training are good enough to stimulate this added bone growth to occur.

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