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Running and jumping better than swimming and cycling for building bones

Orthopedic researchers from the Indiana University stress that running and jumping exercises during childhood and adolescence help build bone density and strength, thus preventing against osteoporosis later in life. Running and jumping are weight bearing exercises and thus are more effective than cycling or swimming for building bone strength.

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About: Running and jumping better than swimming and cycling for building bones

Date: 6 October 2004

Source: Medical News Today

URL: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=14510

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