Exercise Lowers Fracture Risk as We Age

By
Beth Levine for Jon Barron Baseline of Health® Foundation
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It is not uncommon for older people who are mainly sedentary to be somewhat apprehensive about starting an exercise routine. Their worries may include not having the strength or stamina to be able to complete a workout or injuring themselves while exercising. But the good news is that raising your physical activity level will most certainly offer far more benefits than risks. In fact, new research shows that even less strenuous workouts can help protect aging bones. Studies show that exercise lowers fracture risk as we age.

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