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Certain factors can speed up bone loss or decrease bone growth. For example, a lack of activity makes bones lose their strength. Exercise plays a big part in maintaining bone mass no matter what your age. The amount and type of activity you do also play a part in keeping your bones strong. Weight-bearing and resistance exercises, such as walking, aerobic dancing, and bicycling, are just a few of the activities that are good for your bones.
Resistance exercises, such as weight training, help maintain bones by strengthening the muscles around them. Swimming is also a good choice.
Check with your health care provider before starting any new exercise program.
Stop any exercise that causes pain.
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