Frequently Asked Questions

10. Which exercises are best for bone health?

Exercise can make bones and muscles stronger and help slow the rate of bone loss. It is also a way to stay active and mobile. Weight-bearing exercises, done three to four times a week, are best for preventing osteoporosis. Walking, jogging, playing tennis, and dancing are examples of weight-bearing exercises. Strengthening and balance exercises may help you avoid falls and reduce your chances of breaking a bone.

For more on weight-bearing exercises that older adults can try, go to Exercises to Try: Strength Training