Mild Aerobic Exercise No Protection from Osteoporosis. (Research Notebook)
While day-to-day physical activities such as walking, housework and shopping may be good for your heart, they don't do much for your bones, researchers at Johns Hopkins University. in Baltimore say.
Their study, published in the November 2002 issue of the Journal of Internal Medicine, found that neither light-intensity activities nor aerobic fitness level contributed to bone health, contrasting previous studies suggesting that aerobics could play a role. Having a few extra pounds, however, was a help. Among a group of older adults studied, those with greater muscle strength and higher body fat, especially in the abdomen, had higher bone mineral densities.
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Publication information: Article title: Mild Aerobic Exercise No Protection from Osteoporosis. (Research Notebook). Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: FDA Consumer. Volume: 37. Issue: 1 Publication date: January-February 2003. Page number: 8. © 1999 U.S. Government Printing Office. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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