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Can walking with weights help with osteoporosis?

Bone is living tissue, and exercise can strengthen it. When muscles pull on the bones, those bones respond by renewing themselves and therefore becoming stronger. Photo: Pexels

(Amy Elizabeth Wolkin/ Medical News Today) –– People with osteoporosis should carry out appropriate exercise to ensure that they keep their bones as strong as possible. There are various ways a person can use weights when walking that may help with osteoporosis.

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, around 10 million people in the United States have osteoporosis, and 44 million have low bone density, meaning they are at risk of developing the condition.

People with osteoporosis can easily fracture their bones. For those with severe bone density loss, fractures can result from minor falls or even bumping into furniture. (…)