Running for bone health
Posted in Lifestyle News
22nd June 2012
Hello, we have a short news update for you this morning.
As people age, so do their bones, which makes it even more important for us to look after these vital parts of the body as we get older.
Slips and trips are all too common in older people and with weak bones, a broken leg or hip is very common.
According to one fitness guru, however, running could be the way to keep our bones strong and healthy.
Charlene Hutsebaut, exercise expert for The De-Stress Diet, says running is "great for bone health" and indeed the National Osteoporosis Society advocates exercise as a means to healthy strong bones.
But Ms Hustebaut warns that care must be taken if someone already has osteoporosis and wants to jog.
She says: "Consulting your GP is advised before undertaking a programme. Walking may be the way to start as this will enhance bone density."
Best of all – running and walking are both free, so why not get out there and start today?
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