AGE-PROOF Your Body by Boosting Your Bone Strength

Target Exercise
for strengthening your skeletal system is the key.

Exercise in general will improve many things, from balance, agility, and coordination to blood pressure, cholesterol and bone health. Almost all exercise helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure, but not all exercise will assist in strengthening the entire skeleton. That is why "target exercise" is necessary.

As you age, the risk of falling and fracturing increases, especially in the spine, wrists, and hips. One in two women older than 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis, according to the NOF (National Osteoporosis Foundation).

What you can do: Don't give up your normal exercise routine, just add a few activities that create force or stress on the skeletal system. Try jumping rope or strength training. Those exercises stress on your skeletal system causing your body to respond by building more bone to tolerate the additional force or stress.

Do some form of exercise every day to maintain a healthy lifestyle and remember to feed your body only good healthy foods. The more organic fresh fruits and vegetables the better.